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Matthew Simms (Editor)

Robert Irwin

Site Determined

Robert Irwin
$ 45.00| £ 35.00

Over the course of a storied career, Robert Irwin has come to regard art as site determined, or something that works in and responds to its surroundings. This book opens with his projects on college campuses between 1975 and 1982. These are followed by Irwin’s major, yet never realized, commission for the Miami International Airport, where he proposed to transform the structure, parking lots, and roadways into a sequence of aesthetic and practical spaces that engaged directly with the South Florida environment. It then turns to one of Irwin’s most celebrated works, the Central Garden at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Finally, the book takes readers to the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, and one of Irwin’s most ambitious works to date—a monumental artwork that brilliantly connects viewers to the land and sky. Throughout this collection of drawings, models, and photographs of magnificent, groundbreaking projects, readers will come to see Irwin as a visionary artist and a brilliant draftsman.

With a foreword from Kimberli Meyer
With contributions from Sally Yard, Ed Schad
Hardcover, 160 pages, 19,5 x 25,3 cm, 7.7 x 10.0 in, 71 color illustrations, 25 b/w illustrations
ISBN: 978-3-7913-5671-6
US February 13, 2018
UK January 15, 2018
Status of delivery: This title is available.


Matthew Simms

MATTHEW SIMMS is Professor of Art History at California State University, Long Beach. He is the author of Robert Irwin: A Conditional Art.

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Ed Schad

Ed Schad is Curator and Publications Manager at The Broad museum in Los Angeles.


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