Art Nature Dialogues

Interviews with Environmental Artists

By John K. Grande
Foreword by Edward Lucie-Smith

Subjects: Environmental Studies, Art Theory, Art
Paperback : 9780791461945, 273 pages, June 2004
Hardcover : 9780791461938, 273 pages, June 2004

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Table of contents


Foreword: Eco-Art, Then and Now
Edward Lucie-Smith

Introduction: True to Nature

1. Real Living Art!
David Nash

2. Yardworking
Patrick Dougherty

3. Eco-Habitat
Gilles Bruni and Marc Babarit

4. Ephemeral Public Art
Jerilea Zempel

5. In Nature's Eyes
Alfio Bonanno

6. Mechanical Botanical
Doug Buis

7. Designing with Nature
Michael Singer

8. The Vegetal (and Mineral) World(s) of Bob Verschueren

9. Nature Vision

10. Riverwork
Mario Reis

11. Cosmological Shadows
Bill Vazan

12. No Walk, No Work!
Hamish Fulton

13. The Spike
Egil Martin Kurdøl

14. Culture Nature Catalyst
Betty Beaumont

15. Natural/Cultural
Alan Sonfist

16. Ship of Life
Peter von Tiesenhausen

17. Earth in Context
Reinhard Reitzenstein

18. Earthbound Mystery
Ursula von Rydingsvard

19. Healing Garden
Mike MacDonald

20. chance & change
herman de vries

21. The Heart of the Matter
Chris Drury

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Environmental artists from Europe and North America talk about their work.


Art Nature Dialogues offers interviews with artists working with, in, and around nature and the environment. The interviews explore art practices, ecological issues, and values as they pertain to the siting of works, the use of materials, and the ethics of artmaking. John K. Grande includes interviews with Hamish Fulton, David Nash, Bob Verschueren, herman de vries, Alan Sonfist, Nils-Udo, Michael Singer, Patrick Dougherty, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and others.

Writer and art critic John K. Grande has published extensively in Artforum, Vice Versa, Sculpture, Art Papers, and other major art media venues. He is also the author of Balance: Art and Nature and Intertwining: Landscape, Technology, Issues, Artists.