Good Reading

Soil and Art – Partial Bibliography (plus other favorite readings)

 Boozer, Margaret. 2010.  “Dig Deeper.” In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Breemen, Nico van, 2010.  “Transcendental Aspects of Soil in Contemporary Visual Arts.”  In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Dewey, John.  1934.  Art as Experience.  A Perigee Book/The Berkley Publishing Group/Penguin, NY. 371 pgs. (based on a series of lectures at Harvard in 1931/32).

Feller, Christian,  Lydie Chapuis-Lardy, and Fiorenzo Ugolini,  2010. “The representation of soil in the Western Art: From genesis to pedogenesis.”  Published in the Proceedings website for the International Union of Soil Scientists World Congress of Soil Science.  Symposium 4.5.2, Soil and Human Culture.  Pp 17-19.  See on-line at:  http://www.iuss.org/19th%20WCSS/Symposium/pdf/4.5.2.pdf

Felshin, Nina. 1995.   “But is it art? The Spirit of Art as Activism.”  Bay Press, Seattle.

Gablik, Suzi. 1991.  The Reenchantment of Art. Thames & Hudson.  New York, NY.

Gablik, Suzi. 1995 (paperback 1997).  Conversations Before the End of Time.  Thames & Hudson.  New York, NY.

Kagan, Sacha and Volker Kirchberg (eds). 2008.  Sustainability: a new frontier for the arts and cultures.  VAS Verlag fur Akademische Schriften, Frankfurt, Germany.

Kaprow, Allan.  1983.  “The Real Experiment.”  Artforum International, No. 4. Dec. pp. 37-43.

Kirschenmann, Frederick. 2010.  “Comprehending the Soil within the Context of the Land Community.” In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Lacy, Suzanne (ed). 1995.  Mapping the Terrain – New Genre Public Art.  Bay Press, Seattle, WA. (this book also includes descriptions of the word of 84 artists)

Lafon, Martine.  2010.  “Art by the Ground.” In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds. 2010. Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Landa, Edward R.  2010. “In a Supporting Role:  Soil and the Cinema.”  In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Lenclos, Jean-Phillippe and Dominique Lenclos.  1999. Colors of the World : A Geography of Color. W.W. Norton & Company, NY.

Lippard, Lucy R. 2007.  Weather Report: Art and Climate Change. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in collaboration with EcoArts.  Essays by Lucy R. Lippard, Stephanie Smith and Andrew C. Revkin.126 pp.  (also included the work of 51 artists in this invited show).

Jahn, Marisa (ed). 2010.  Byproduct – On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices.  YYZBOOKS, Toronto, Canada.

Monem, Nadine, Ed.  2011.  Dirt: The Filthy Reality of Everyday Life. Profile Books Ltd. London. 216 pp.  Catalog for the show now up in London;  “Dirt – an exhibition of our fear of filth,” 24 March – 31 August 2011, Website   http://www.wellcomecollection.org/   :

Patzel, Nikola. 2010.  “The Soil Scientist’s Hidden Beloved: Archetypal Images and Emotions in the Scientist’s Relationship with Soil.” In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Prigann, Herman, Heike Strelow, and Vera David.  2004.  Ecological Aesthetics – Art in Environmental Design: Theory and Practice.  Birkhauser – Publishers for Architecture. Berlin. (see especially essay by Hildegard Kurt, “Aesthetics of Sustainability.” Pp 238-240.)

Purves, Ted (ed). 2005.  What we want is free – Generosity and exchange in recent art. State Univ. of NY Press.

Smith, Stephanie (curator), 2005.  Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art. Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. (Published to accompany the traveling exhibition of 13 artists)

Toland, Alexandra and Gerd Wessolek. 2010.  “Core Samples of the Sublime – On the Aesthetics of Dirt.”  In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Toland, Alexandra and Gerd Wessolek.  2010. “Soil art: bridging the communication gap.”  Published in the Proceedings website for the International Union of Soil Scientists

Toland, Alexandra and Gerd Wessolek. 2010.  “Merging Horizons – Soil Science and Soil Art.” In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Ugolini, Fiorenzo. 2010  Soil “Colors, Pigments and Clays in Paintings.” In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Van Leeuwen, Cornelis. 2010.  “Soils and Terroir Expression in Wines.” In Landa, Edward R. and Christian Feller, eds.Soil and Culture.  Springer. NY. 488 pp plus color plates.

Wallen, Ruth.  2003.  “Of  Story and Place: Communicating Ecological Principles through Art.“ Leonardo, Vol 36, No. 3 pp. 179-185.

 

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