Walter De Maria, Apollo's Ecstacy, 1990. 20 solid bronze rods, each: 10 5/8 (diam.) x 203 7/8 inches, (27 (diam.) x 518 cm) Installed at The Encyclopedic Palace, The Arsenale, Venice Biennale 2013. © Estate of Walter De Maria, courtesy of Gagosian. Photo: Roberto Marossi.
Observations on perspective in the work of Walter De Maria
2020, 128 pp., 145 x 210 mm, 42 ill., perfect binding soft cover
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WALTER DE MARIA (1935-2013) is considered one of the founders of three of the most important art movements of the twentieth century: Minimal Art, Concept Art and Land Art. His legacy is unparalleled in its extreme concentration and restraint. His works radically defy representation
while revealing themselves, in their very unconcealment, as comprehensive enigmas. Beginning with the artist’s final exhibition, the installation Apollo’s Ecstasy from the 2013 Venice Biennale, this book ventures an approach to De Maria’s oeuvre from a single aspect, its particular embrace of perspective.
FRITZ BARTH studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart and earned a doctorate at the ETH Zurich with a dissertation on the Villa Lante in Bagnaia. In addition to his architecture practice, he teaches building design at the Bauhaus Universität in Weimar. He is the author of several books on art and architecture, including Zeichen des Wehrhaften/Martial Signifiers – Fortress Complexes by Francesco di Giorgio Martini, and Konstantin Melnikov and His House.