|aNancy Holt :|bsightlines /|cAlena J. Williams ; with contributions by Pamela M. Lee ... [et al.].
|aBerkeley, Calif. :|bUniversity of California Press,|cc2011.
|a296 p. :|bill. (some col.), maps ;|c29 cm.
|aPublished to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, 21 Sept.-11 Dec., 2010, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlesruhe, Germany, January 28-March 27, 2011, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Chicago, October 6-December 17, 2011, Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, Mass., January 19-April 1, 2012, Santa Fe Arts Institute, Santa Fe, May 5-June 29, 2012, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, October 18, 2012-January 20, 2013.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 284-289) and index.
|tPreface ; Introduction /|rAlena J. Williams --|tArt as a social system : Nancy Holt and the second-order observer /|rPamela M. Lee --|tTunnel visions : Nancy Holt's art in the public eye /|rLucy R. Lippard --|tPhotographs and writings on selected site-specific sculptures /|rNancy Holt --|tThe claims she stakes : a reading of Nancy Holt's archive /|rInes Schaber --|tConcrete traces : Nancy Holt's speaking media /|rAlena J. Williams --|tSky mound : monument of perpetual possibility /|rMatthew Coolidge --|tInterview with Nancy Holt /|rJames Meyer --|tSelected artist's writings /|rNancy Holt --|tChronology /|rJulia Alderson.
|aLee, Pamela M.
|aWallach Art Gallery.
|aGraham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
This ground-breaking volume, beautiful companion book to the exhibition of the same name, is the first comprehensive study of Nancy Holt, the visionary American artist. Holt's wide-ranging body of work beginning in the late 1960s includes land art - particularly the monumental "Sun Tunnels" (1973-1976) - major works of sculpture, installations, film, and video. Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of authors - including Lucy Lippard, Matthew Coolidge, and Pamela M. Lee - chart the artist's fascinating trajectory and take us from her initial experiments with sound, light, and industrial materials to the culmination of her development of major site interventions and freestanding environmental sculpture. This book shows that as Holt's interest in physical space matured, the geological variety and seeming boundlessness of the American landscape afforded her numerous opportunities to develop large-scale projects beyond the confines of New York City's gallery walls. Including James Meyer's valuable interview with Holt and rare, unpublished texts, photographs, and artworks, the volume expands our knowledge of this important artist and the crucial contexts in which she worked, along with her revolutionary concepts of space, time, optics, perspective, and more.