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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262182270 | 384 pp. | 8 x 9 in | 9 color illus., 91 b&w illus.| May 2003

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Robert Smithson

Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere

About the Author

Ann Reynolds is Associate Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, Austin.


“"A useful and thoroughly entertaining book." Carter Ratcliff Art in America”—


“"This is a breathtaking book. Listen to history as it stands up and shouts. Feel the mind spin and snap as Reynolds' analysis of the hidden world of Smithson's previously silent archive grows exponentially. No worn out platitudes of contemporary theory and art history here -- instead, showering crystals of original material and virtuoso revelation. Robert Smithson: Learning From New Jersey and Elsewhere sets a new standard of scholarship. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Smithson, the 60s, contemporary art, film studies, and the roots of critical postmodernism."--Thyrza Nichols Goodeve, New York University, and author of *How Like A Leaf: An Interview with Donna Haraway*”
“Twenty-nine years after Smithson's death, entropy hasn't set in yet. Ann Reynolds mines the fertile lode of his archives and lesser known works with meticulous scholarship and rigorous analysis. This book offers a fresh, complex, and compelling view of one of the twentieth century's most provocative (and provoking) artists.”
Lucy Lippard, author of On the Beaten Track: Tourism Art and Place
“"Reynolds has revitalized not only an important and little-researched moment in Smithson's career, but also—and perhaps more significantly—a crucial event in the history of art practice in the U.S. and beyond." Alex Alberro, Department of Art History, University of Florida”