Elyn Zimmerman


Book Description

  • The most comprehensive and complete publication of Zimmerman's work to date
  • Shows the artist's work and process in full visual detail with 156 color plus 16 halftone illustrations
  • Features three essays by leading scholars, an in-depth interview with the artist, an exhibition history, artist chronology, and bibliography
  • Published on the occasion of the major exhibition Elyn Zimmerman: Wind, Water, Stone at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ (opening on August 27th, 2016 and remaining on view until January 7th, 2018)

Elyn Zimmerman: Sculpture spans four decades of Zimmerman's career and provides an in-depth look at her public and private commissions, which can be found across three continents. Zimmerman began her career as an enigmatic and lonely figure: a painter and photographer who loved nothing better than to shut her studio door and work in isolation. At a certain point in her career, a shift in medium brought her out into the landscape to create large-scale site-specific sculptures inspired by the archaeological sites she visited in the 1970s. Zimmerman is among the small number of a distinguished group of artists and landscape architects who create art for both private and public spaces. Among her public commissions are a memorial fountain for the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, New York; the sculpture garden at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama; a fountain and seating area for the AT&T headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ; the plaza design for the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC; a project for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Park and most recently, a park in Tribeca, New York City.

About the Authors

Tom Moran is the chief curator and artistic director of Grounds For Sculpture, established in 1992 to promote an understanding of and appreciation for contemporary sculpture. Charles F. Stuckey, former curator of twentieth-century painting and sculpture at The Art Institute of Chicago, is also an art historian, Monet scholar, and author of Claude Monet: 1840 1926, Berthe Morisot, Impressionist, and Andy Warhol: Heaven and Hell. Marc Treib is professor emeritus of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, the recipient of Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships, and the author of many works on the interrelationship of modern architecture and landscape. John Beardsley is the author of numerous books on contemporary art and design and is the director of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Susan Forrest Castle has written on art, architecture, and garden design and is the author of Richard Segalman Black & White: Muses, Magic & Monotypes (The Artist Book Foundation, 2015).

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