AMBULO ERGO SUM: NATURE AS EXPERIENCE IN ARTISTS’ BOOKS by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix

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Title: Ambulo ergo sum: Nature as Experience in Artists’ Books
Author(s)/Editor(s): Anne Moeglin-Delcroix
Publisher: Walther Koenig
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 220mm x 150mm
Format: Hardcover
2015
The relationship between artists and nature underwent a fundamental change during the 1960s and 1970s: for the pioneers of contemporary art, nature was no longer an object to be represented but to be experienced.Richard Long, Hamish Fulton and herman de vries, each in his own way, sought to establish a direct, lived connection with nature though walking. These walks, solitary and ephemeral as they were, resulted in numerous artistsʼ books, devoted to keep a record of them. But what kind of record?

Paradoxically, this interest in nature led these artists to abandon the landscape as an artistic genre. Instead of representing nature, they sought means to pass on the meaning of this particular experience of the world made possible by travelling on foot. But these means differ, as is shown by a close comparison between their books.

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Weight 0.310 kg
Dimensions 225 × 155 × 13 mm