SEEING IS FORGETTING. The Name of the Thing One Sees. A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. During an almost idyllic youth in the Los Angeles of the forties only Irwin's precocious artistic ability suggested the single-minded passion that eventually carried him from figurative portraiture, to abstract expressionism (in the period of his identification with the Ferus group), and finally through a systematic investigation of the requirements of art. By the late 60s he had become "an innovating theoretician working in pure light and subtly modulated empty space". Though he has not attempted to produce a salable object since abandoning his studio in 1970, his true subject is still the sheer wonder of human perception. 212 pages with index and bibliographic note. Illustrated from photographs. A very good plus to near fine copy in a similar jacket. Item #15118
ISBN: 0520045955

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