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Spiral Jetta

Author : Erin Hogan
ISBN : 0226348482
Genre : Travel
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Erin Hogan hit the road in her Volkswagen Jetta and headed west from Chicago in search of the monuments of American land art: a salty coil of rocks, four hundred stainless steel poles, a gash in a mesa, four concrete tubes, and military sheds filled with cubes. Her journey took her through the states of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. It also took her through the states of anxiety, drunkenness, disorientation, and heat exhaustion. Spiral Jetta is a chronicle of this journey. A lapsed art historian and devoted urbanite, Hogan initially sought firsthand experience of the monumental earthworks of the 1970s and the 1980s—Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels, Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field, James Turrell’s Roden Crater, Michael Heizer’s Double Negative, and the contemporary art mecca of Marfa, Texas. Armed with spotty directions, no compass, and less-than-desert-appropriate clothing, she found most of what she was looking for and then some. “I was never quite sure what Hogan was looking for when she set out . . . or indeed whether she found it. But I loved the ride. In Spiral Jetta, an unashamedly honest, slyly uproarious, ever-probing book, art doesn’t magically have the power to change lives, but it can, perhaps no less powerfully, change ways of seeing.”—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times Book Review “The reader emerges enlightened and even delighted. . . . Casually scrutinizing the artistic works . . . while gamely playing up her fish-out-of-water status, Hogan delivers an ingeniously engaging travelogue-cum-art history.”—Atlantic “Smart and unexpectedly hilarious.”—Kevin Nance, Chicago Sun-Times “One of the funniest and most entertaining road trips to be published in quite some time.”—June Sawyers, Chicago Tribune “Hogan ruminates on how the work affects our sense of time, space, size, and scale. She is at her best when she reexamines the precepts of modernism in the changing light of New Mexico, and shows how the human body is meant to be a participant in these grand constructions.”—New Yorker
Category: Travel

Spiral Jetta Summer

Author : Erin Hogan
ISBN : 9780226094267
Genre : Art
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Erin Hogan hit the road in her Volkswagen Jetta and headed west from Chicago in search of the monuments of American land art: a salty coil of rocks, four hundred stainless steel poles, a gash in a mesa, four concrete tubes, and military sheds filled with cubes. Her completed journey took her through the states of Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. It also took her through the states of anxiety, drunkenness, disorientation, and heat exhaustion. Spiral Jetta Summer is a chronicle of this adventure, and it reveals Hogan’s unpretentious and boisterous narrative flair on the roads of middle-of-nowhere Utah in pursuit of Robert Smithson’s classic work Spiral Jetty. Along the way, Hogan writes about venturing outside of her urban comfort zone; who she encounters; and most importantly, how she found most of what she was looking for and then some.
Category: Art

The Art Of Return

Author : James Meyer
ISBN : 9780226620145
Genre : Art
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More than any other decade, the sixties capture our collective cultural imagination. And while many Americans can immediately imagine the sound of Martin Luther King Jr. declaring “I have a dream!” or envision hippies placing flowers in gun barrels, the revolutionary sixties resonates around the world: China’s communist government inaugurated a new cultural era, African nations won independence from colonial rule, and students across Europe took to the streets, calling for an end to capitalism, imperialism, and the Vietnam War. In this innovative work, James Meyer turns to art criticism, theory, memoir, and fiction to examine the fascination with the long sixties and contemporary expressions of these cultural memories across the globe. Meyer draws on a diverse range of cultural objects that reimagine this revolutionary era stretching from the 1950s to the 1970s, including reenactments of civil rights, antiwar, and feminist marches, paintings, sculptures, photographs, novels, and films. Many of these works were created by artists and writers born during the long Sixties who were driven to understand a monumental era that they missed. These cases show us that the past becomes significant only in relation to our present, and our remembered history never perfectly replicates time past. This, Meyer argues, is precisely what makes our contemporary attachment to the past so important: it provides us a critical opportunity to examine our own relationship to history, memory, and nostalgia.
Category: Art

New Games

Author : Pamela M. Lee
ISBN : 9781135858711
Genre : Art
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"Art History After the Sixties examines the 1960s and 1970s as a watershed era in our current understanding of art and its historiography. Pamela Lee asks how, why, and at what cost art critics of that generation shifted their attention away from aesthetics to focus pimarily on the social and political nature of art, most notably in the writings appearing in the influential journal October. She also looks closesly at the major artists of that era from Robert Smithson, most well known for his provocative earthwork Spiral Jetty, to Andy Warhol. Art History After the Sixties is the fifth volume in "Theories of Modernism and Postmodernism in the Visual Arts", James Elkins's series of short books on the theories of modernism written by leading art historians on twentieth-century art and art criticism. The book will feature a critical introduction by a fellow art historian placing the book in conversation with the previous books in the series."--
Category: Art

Volkswagen Jetta Golf Gti Cabrio Service Manual

Author : Robert Bentley, inc
ISBN : 0837603668
Genre : Transportation
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Bentley Publishers is the exclusive factory-authorized publisher of Volkswagen Service Manuals in the United States and Canada. In every manual we provide full factory repair procedures, specifications, tolerances, electrical wiring diagrams, and lubrication and maintenance information. Bentley manuals are the only complete, authoritative source of Volkswagen maintenance and repair information. Even if you never intend to service your car yourself, you'll find that owning a Bentley Manual will help you to discuss repairs more intelligently with your service technician.
Category: Transportation

Museum

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019966040
Genre : Museums
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Category: Museums

Art In America

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036358828
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Ends Of The Earth

Author : Philipp Kaiser
ISBN : UCSD:31822039591383
Genre : Art
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"This catalogue to accompany the museum exhibition traces the emergence of the artistic impulses to use the earth as material, land as medium, and to locate works in remote sites, beyond familiar art contexts. Significantly, "Ends of the Earth" challenges many myths about Land art--that it was primarily a North American phenomenon, that it was foremost a sculptural practice, and that it exceeds the confines of the art system. Featuring over 100 artists hailing from countries including Great Britain, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, the exhibition constitutes the most comprehensive survey of Land art to date"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Art

Volkswagen Jetta Golf Gti Service Manual

Author : Bentley Publishers
ISBN : 0837603234
Genre : GTI automobile
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Bentley Publishers is the exclusive factory-authorized publisher of Volkswagen Service Manuals in the United States and Canada. In every manual we provide full factory repair procedures, specifications, tolerances, electrical wiring diagrams, and lubrication and maintenance information. Bentley manuals are the only complete, authoritative source of Volkswagen maintenance and repair information. Even if you never intend to service your car yourself, you'll find that owning a Bentley Manual will help you to discuss repairs more intelligently with your service technician.
Category: GTI automobile

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036343069
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556038768610
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

Jetta Of The Lowlands

Author : Ray Cummings
ISBN : 9781612100562
Genre : Fiction
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Fantastic and sinister are the Lowlands into which Philip Grant descends on his dangerous assignment.
Category: Fiction

Choice

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ISBN : UCSC:32106018044344
Genre : Academic libraries
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Category: Academic libraries

Quill Quire

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105029524050
Genre : Book industries and trade
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Frieze

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ISBN : UOM:39015058308563
Genre : Art, Modern
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Category: Art, Modern