Peter Noever Editor
Hatje Cantz, New York, 2001, English and German
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9783893229680

From the Publisher. In 1967, when 23-year old James Turrell created his first light projection, he broke new ground in a way that would decisively influence his generation and the development of art. Though Turrell worked in the context of Minimalism and the Earthwork movement, his art at this early stage displayed—as it still does—a sensibility all its own. This book reveals the ways in which Turrell's art has developed, and offers an extensive overview of his work from its earliest stages to the present. Turrell is above all preoccupied with the phenomenon of light--and his architectural projects and installations often transform their surroundings into transluscent sculptural bodies. From his first Projection Pieces to the Roden Crater Project in the Arizona desert, this volume presents over 30 years of this seminal artist's work, and includes critical essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Georges Didi-Hubermann, Michael Rotondi, and Paul Virilio.

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Juergen Riehm

James Turrell’s way of perceiving space through light has been influential in our work at 1100. We had the opportunity to collaborate with Turrell on one of our residential projects, for which the client commissioned the artist to create a scrim-like light sculpture in the main living area.

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