Robert Smithson, The Invention of Landscape 


A Land Art project was initiated in 1971 in Europe on the occasion of the exhibition Sonsbeek 71 near Emmen in Holland. Smithson had also formulated his ideas for a film about this work that he had already started filming. 

Forty years on, both the artist and his widow Nancy Holt completed this film in conjunction with SKOR, ­Amsterdam. The book is a documentation of the exhibition which features three films as well as 50 sketches and photographs which specifically describe the relationship between earthwork sculpture and film in the context of Robert Smithson’s oeuvre. 

A bilingual, richly-illustrated exhibition catalogue (German/English) with a foreword by Eva Schmidt has been published by Snoeck Verlag, Cologne. It includes texts by Theo Tegelaers, Roel Arkesteijn, Kai Vöckler and Marc Glöde as well as an interview with Robert Smithson dating from 1971. 

  • Softcover 
  • 136 pages 
  • Illustrated 
  • Language: English and German 
  • Published: 2012 
  • Publisher: Snoeck 
  • Size: 23 cm x 27 cm  
  • Weight: 548 g

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