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The first monograph on the acclaimed American environmental artist Lita Albuquerque, whose works belong to the Land Art generation, alongside James Turrell, Christo, Robert Smithson, and others. Known internationally for her temporary and ephemeral installations, paintings, and sculptures, Lita Albuquerque uses the most unusual and challenging of Earth's surfaces as a canv The first monograph on the acclaimed American environmental artist Lita Albuquerque, whose works belong to the Land Art generation, alongside James Turrell, Christo, Robert Smithson, and others. Known internationally for her temporary and ephemeral installations, paintings, and sculptures, Lita Albuquerque uses the most unusual and challenging of Earth's surfaces as a canvas: Antarctica, the Arctic, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert, and South Dakota's Badlands. She "paints" with a variety of mediums, including brightly clad humans or fabricated spheres, which form patterns over vast, wide-open spaces. This beautifully designed survey of her career highlights Stellar Axis, for which Albuquerque led an expedition to the South Pole to create the first installment of a groundbreaking global project. In addition to essays placing the artist's works in the broader contexts of environmental art and science, Albuquerque provides personal reflections on her life's work.


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The first monograph on the acclaimed American environmental artist Lita Albuquerque, whose works belong to the Land Art generation, alongside James Turrell, Christo, Robert Smithson, and others. Known internationally for her temporary and ephemeral installations, paintings, and sculptures, Lita Albuquerque uses the most unusual and challenging of Earth's surfaces as a canv The first monograph on the acclaimed American environmental artist Lita Albuquerque, whose works belong to the Land Art generation, alongside James Turrell, Christo, Robert Smithson, and others. Known internationally for her temporary and ephemeral installations, paintings, and sculptures, Lita Albuquerque uses the most unusual and challenging of Earth's surfaces as a canvas: Antarctica, the Arctic, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert, and South Dakota's Badlands. She "paints" with a variety of mediums, including brightly clad humans or fabricated spheres, which form patterns over vast, wide-open spaces. This beautifully designed survey of her career highlights Stellar Axis, for which Albuquerque led an expedition to the South Pole to create the first installment of a groundbreaking global project. In addition to essays placing the artist's works in the broader contexts of environmental art and science, Albuquerque provides personal reflections on her life's work.

8 review for Lita Albuquerque: Stellar Axis and Other Projects

  1. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Meh. The artist sets up giant blue globes in formations in the middle of an icy landscape, and then gets photos taken, landscape and aerial. It's about as exciting as it sounds. The reason I wanted to give this book a look-see is that it was featured in a book design competition. While it's got some interesting ways of laying out type, it wasn't interesting enough for me to want to read it. That said, from a few of the pull-quotes that took up some full pages in 110 pt font, I did manage to under Meh. The artist sets up giant blue globes in formations in the middle of an icy landscape, and then gets photos taken, landscape and aerial. It's about as exciting as it sounds. The reason I wanted to give this book a look-see is that it was featured in a book design competition. While it's got some interesting ways of laying out type, it wasn't interesting enough for me to want to read it. That said, from a few of the pull-quotes that took up some full pages in 110 pt font, I did manage to understand the artist's draw to her subject and the reason she made the piece. So the book accomplished something.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Lita's art is extraordinary. Her projects are enlightened and lift us to other realms. She is transportive and transcendent. Lita's art is extraordinary. Her projects are enlightened and lift us to other realms. She is transportive and transcendent.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tim

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

  5. 4 out of 5

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  6. 4 out of 5

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Marli Fourie

  8. 5 out of 5

    Terri

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