Land Arts Book
In 2009 the University of Texas Press published the book Land Arts of the American West presenting the history of collaboration between Bill Gilbert and Chris Taylor as they developed the program. The book is organized around places they visited during field seasons each fall, which come alive through color photographs and descriptive information about natural and human history; first-person experiences from student journal entries; essays by William L. Fox, Ann Reynolds, J.J. Brody, and Lucy Lippard; and interviews with Mary Lewis Garcia, Graciela Martinez de Gallegos and Hector Gallegos, and Matthew Coolidge. Woven throughout is a conversation among Taylor, Gilbert, and Fox, who draws the authors out to describe the program’s origins, pedagogic mission, field operations, interactions with guests, and future directions.
University of Texas Press, April 2009
8 x 10 inches, 384 pp., 441 color illus.