Sam Douglas, Austin, Texas, May 2011.

Land Arts Documentary

Sam Douglas, creator of Citizen Architect, began work in 2011 on a film about Land Arts of the American West tentatively titled Moving Mountains: Land Arts of the American West. Sam has a keen eye, great heart, and is a wonderful story teller. He raised initial funds to support the shooting in 2011 through United States Artists. Information about the project, and how to support it, can be found at Austin Film Society – Moving Mountains.

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Visiting Sun Tunnels, near Lucin, Utah, 
15 September 2010.

Land Arts in the New York Times

Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech featured in the New York Times, Wednesday 4 May 2011. Written by Randy Kennedy, who visited the Land Arts 2010 Exhibition in late April, the article was accompanied by an online slide show with images from the 2010 field season.

The story was also published in the The Seattle Times (7 May 2011), The Houston Chronicle (9 May 2011), San Antonio Express (9 May 2011), Revista Ñ in Buenos Aires, Argentina (28 June 2011), The Korea Times (29 June 2011) and in El Pais in Spain (30 June 2011).

Land Arts book

Land Arts book, 2009.

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.
ISBN: 978-0-292-71672-8

Oficina Salitera Prosperidad, Chile, 2007.

Oficina Salitera Prosperidad, Chile, 2007.

Atacama Lab Book

Incubo Atacama Lab began when the curatorial exchange organization Incubo invited Chris Taylor to bring the working methods of Land Arts of the American West to Chile. Land Arts is a field program that investigates the intersection of geomorphology and human construction beginning with the land and extending through the complex social and ecological processes that produce contemporary landscapes. The lab brought together a group of students and researchers from North and South America for a conference in Santiago and fieldwork in the Atacama Desert to examine earthworks and create contemporary responses to the industrial use of land over time, all of which is documented in this book. Includes texts in Spanish and English with a preface by Incubo, introductory essay by Chris Taylor, excerpted field notes by William L. Fox, and essays from Flora Vilches, Gonzalo Pedraza, Rodrigo Perez de Arce, Pilar Cereceda, and Andres Rivera. Illustrated with full color photography by Jorge Brantmayer, Blake Gordon, Barbara Palomino, and Chris Taylor. Design by Patricio Pozo and Andrea Iruretagoyena of Pozo Marcic Ensamble. Printed in Chile.

Incubo, December 2008
9.7 x 7.4 inches, 184 pp., full color illus.
ISBN: 978-9563196115