Walter De Maria: The Object, the Action, the Aesthetic Feeling
Author Elizabeth Childress and Michael Childress and Dagny Corcoran and Donna De Salvo and Michael Govan
This landmark monograph is the first comprehensive survey of Walter De Maria’s exceptionally diverse and visionary art practice, providing an in-depth look at more than 200 works and presenting the first detailed chronology ever published.
Although best known as a creator of seminal works of Land art, Walter De Maria also maintained an extensive and highly original practice as a sculptor, painter, draftsman, writer, filmmaker, and composer. This expansive publication presents more than 200 works created or envisioned by the artist from 1960 until his death in 2013. Each work is fully illustrated and accompanied by detailed text entries written by Elizabeth and Michael Childress, supplemented by archival images, many of which have never been published before.
Essays by Michael Govan, Christine Mehring, and Lars Nittve provide detailed overviews and analyses of the early, middle, and later periods of De Maria’s production. The monograph also includes an introduction by Donna De Salvo; the first detailed, thoroughly documented, and illustrated chronology of De Maria’s life and work, written by Dagny Corcoran; and an exhibition history and bibliography.
About The Author
Elizabeth Childress is the director of the Walter De Maria Archives. Michael Childress is the archivist at the Walter De Maria Archives. Dagny Corcoran was the founding proprietor of Art Catalogues, an art bookstore in Culver City, California. She also served as director of books and multiples at Marian Goodman Gallery. Donna De Salvo is the senior adjunct curator of special projects at Dia Art Foundation in New York. Michael Govan is the CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Christine Mehring is the Mary L. Block Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago, as well as associate faculty in the Department of Visual Arts at the University. She also serves as an adjunct curator at the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. Lars Nittve is the director of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.