Published by Glenstone Museum. Edited by Emily Wei Rales, Nora Severson Cafritz, Ali Nemerov.
American sculptor Michael Heizer (born 1944) was among the first artists to reject the white cube gallery space in favor of the open land and majestic vistas of the western United States. Michael Heizer marks the unveiling of Collapse (1967/2016) and Compression Line (1968/2016) at Glenstone Museum. Monumental in scale but composed with rhythm and elegance, the two sculptures individually embody opposing aspects of Heizerís sculptural practice: beams exploding from an unseen depth and a sliver of space compressed so precisely that the viewer is unaware of the vast negative area hidden beneath it. This book includes an interview with the artist, previously unpublished archival images and extensive process and installation photography.
Published by Fondazione Prada. Artwork by Michael Heizer.
This artist's work, modernist and bold, often re-problematizes the relation between man and nature, challenging how space is demarcated and related to. Largely known in the United States for work which involved driving a motorcycle in the desert to create massive, mysterious patterns, this publication is the first full-scale presentation of his ideas. Heizer's huge sculptures and semi-geometrical patterns in the desert are a bold act of large-scale markmarking, while also suggesting the more troublesome aspects of man's use of nature. With more than 500 pages of reproductions, spanning all stages of his career, this is the most extensive publication on the artist ever produced.