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Probing THE EARTH: Contemporary Land Art Projects/1977
Introduction and Text by Curator John Beardsley
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculture Garden, Smithsonian Institution Exhibition 
BOOK HUGGERS August 2014 Selection
ECOARTPEDIA 2014 Almanac

Probing THE EARTH: Contemporary Land Art Projects BOOK was published in 1977 by the HIRSHHORN MUSEUM and SCULPTURE GARDEN in conjunction with the traveling Exhibition at:

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden from October 27, 1977 to January 2, 1978

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art from January 27 - February 26, 1978 and at

Seattle Art Museum from March 23 - May 21, 1978

Curator John Bearsley provided extensive descriptions and documentation of each of the work, as well as a guide for visitors to the Exhibitions.

The Book Cover is a detail of SUN TUNNELS (1973-1976) by Nancy Holt (1938-2014)

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

HARVEY FITE

Work: Opus 40 (unfinished), 1939-76

RICHARD FLEISCHNER

Works:

Sod Maze, 1974
Inverted Stepped Pyramid/Tidal Pool (proposed), 1974-1975

MICHAEL HEIZER

Works:

Double Negative, 1969, reworked 1970
Complex One/City, 1972
East India, 1977

NANCY HOLT

  • NANCY HOLT Work: Sun Tunnels, 1973-1976

    RICHARD LONG

    Works:

    A Rolling Stone. Resting Places Along a Journey, 1973
    Stone Line, 1976

  • ROBERT MORRIS
    Works:

    Evanston Illinois Earth Project (proposed), c.1969
    Drawing for Earth Project (proposed), 1969
    Ottawa Project (proposed), 1970
    Observatory, 1971/Enlarged and reconstructed at a different site, 1977
    Grand Rapids Project, 1973-1974

    JAMES PIERCE

    Work:

    Pratt Farm (in progress), 1970-

    CHARLES ROSS

    Works:

    Star Axis (in progress), 1976-1977
    Weave of Ages, 1975

    CHARLES SIMMONS

    Works:

    Growth House (proposed), 1975
    Park Model/Fantasy, 1976
    Proposal for Stanley Tankel Memorial Hanging Gardens at Breezy Point, 1976-1977

  • ROBERT SMITHSON
    Works:
    Gyrostasis, 1968
    Nonsite, Franklin, New Jersey, 1968
    Rocks and Mirror Square II, 1969
    Mudslide (proposed), 1969
    Texas Overflow (Sulphur Version-proposed), 1970 Spiral Jetty, 1970
    Broken Circle/Spiral Hill, 1971
    Projects for Tailings {proposed), 1973
    Amarillo Ramp, 1973

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