Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition


Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition Author Lawrence Weschler
ISBN-10 0520256093
ISBN-13 9780520256095
Year 2009-02-02
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher University of California Press
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When this book first appeared in 1982 it introduced readers to Robert Irwin the Los Angeles artist who one day got hooked on his own curiosity and decided to live it Now expanded to include six additional chapters and twenty four pages of color plates Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees chronicles three decades of conversation between Lawrence Weschler and light and space master Irwin It surveys many of Irwin s site conditioned projectsin particular the Central Gardens at the Getty Museum the subject of an epic battle with the site s principal architect Richard Meier and the design that transformed an abandoned Hudson Valley factory into Dia s new Beacon campusenhancing what many had already considered the best book ever on an artist

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