But all this work comes on the heels of Land Artists and Feminist Artists who have come before. The folks who first dragged art out of the gallery and into the barren and beautiful American West. Which is why the book includes essays and musings on the practice. Lucy Lippard discusses her New Mexico landscape (and whether art could actually improve it). William Fox gives an in-depth overview of artists’ relationship to land. And there are a few other meaty literary contributions.
Land/Art’s website also includes a virtual exhibition for folks looking for a walk-through of the entire experience. But for those of us who prefer to savor images and thoughts, the book is a meal in and of itself. Which is usually what you take home from a good party, anyway.