Balance: Art & Nature: 2nd Edition

2003 revised edition

Author(s): GRANDE, John
ISBN13/Barcode: 9781551642345
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"Nature is the art of which we are a part."


Believing that artistic expression can and does play an important role in changing the way we perceive our relation to the world we live in, art critic John Grande takes an in-depth look at the work of some very unusual environmental artists in the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. Dealing with everything from materials, to the politics of curatorship, the permanence of art works, to the artist's role as cultural critic, Balance: Art and Nature takes theory into action as it critically examines the works of Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Armand Vaillancourt, Bill Reid, Carl Beam, Kevin Kelly, Ana Mendieta, James Carl, Patrick Dougherty, Keith Haring, and others. What emerges is a viable social-environmental framework for evaluating contemporary art and insights into art's actual and potential roles.


Grande's commentaries represent an important contribution to the theory of art."- Claude Lévi-Strauss


Here is a call to reawaken creativity in this time of alienation. - Antony Gormley


Encourages us to rethink what it means to be an artist in a time of global eco-crisis. - Suzi Gablik, The Re-enchantment of Art


Makes unexpected connections giving new insights into contemporary art. - Public Art Review


Grande's book contains a lot of ideas, all of which are thought-provoking. - Globe and Mail


The book contains numerous apt illustrations...but its main virtue lies in Grande's visible determination to provoke and stimulate. - Canadian Forum


Grande's ideas and style are fresh, sincere, intuitive, lively and compelling. - Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics 

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"Nature is the art of which we are a part."

Believing that artistic expression can and does play an important role in changing the way we perceive our relation to the world we live in, art critic John Grande takes an in-depth look at the work of some very unusual environmental artists in the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. Dealing with everything from materials, to the politics of curatorship, the permanence of art works, to the artist's role as cultural critic, Balance: Art and Nature takes theory into action as it critically examines the works of Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Armand Vaillancourt, Bill Reid, Carl Beam, Kevin Kelly, Ana Mendieta, James Carl, Patrick Dougherty, Keith Haring, and others. What emerges is a viable social-environmental framework for evaluating contemporary art and insights into art's actual and potential roles.

Grande's commentaries represent an important contribution to the theory of art."- Claude Lévi-Strauss

Here is a call to reawaken creativity in this time of alienation. - Antony Gormley

Encourages us to rethink what it means to be an artist in a time of global eco-crisis. - Suzi Gablik, The Re-enchantment of Art

Makes unexpected connections giving new insights into contemporary art. - Public Art Review

Grande's book contains a lot of ideas, all of which are thought-provoking. - Globe and Mail

The book contains numerous apt illustrations...but its main virtue lies in Grande's visible determination to provoke and stimulate. - Canadian Forum

Grande's ideas and style are fresh, sincere, intuitive, lively and compelling. - Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics 

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ISBN13/Barcode 9781551642345
ISBN10 1551642344
Author GRANDE, John
Binding Paperback
Date Published 22 Dec 2003
Frequency No
Report Date N/A
Pages 266
Publisher Black Rose Books

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