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Subseries 4.2 | A Finding Aid to the Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987

Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987

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4.2: By Others, 1962-1975

Writings by others includes unpublished draft versions of essays and fictional works sent to Smithson and Holt by friends, colleagues, and students of art criticism. Smithson is the topic of two personal reminiscences by Carl Andre and Jack Thibeau and seven academic essays examining his work and influence.
The scholarly essays include Janet Kardon's "Robert Smithson's Unrealized Projects," William Lipke's "Dialectics of Place: Some Reflections on Robert Smithson's Mirror Project," and Joseph Masheck's "Smithson's Earth: Notes and Retrievals." Though there is no attributed author of the essay "Non-Sites," the draft has been edited by Robert Smithson.
Other writings include two project proposals by Dan Graham, a project proposal by Terry Atkinson, writings and a speech by Dan Flavin, and a draft of "Idea Art" (1968) by Howard Junker.
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Andre, Carl, [On Robert Smithson], 1975
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Atkinson, Terry, "Three Boxes,", circa 1969-1970
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Baker, Kenneth, "Note on Criticism as Fiction,", circa 1970s
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Fischer, Candace, "Labyrinth,", circa 1968
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Flavin, Dan, [Excerpt from a Letter and a Record Entry], 1963, 1966
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Flavin, Dan, "Speech for the Senior and Graduate School Students at the Rhode Island School of Design,", 1966
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Graham, Dan, "Dislocations,", 1966
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Graham, Dan, "TV Camera/Monitor Performance,", 1970
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Junker, Howard, "Idea Art,", 1968
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Kaprow, Allan, "Where Art Thou, Sweet Muse? (I'm Hung Up at the Whitney),", 1967
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Kardon, Janet, "Robert Smithson's Unrealized Projects,", circa 1960s-1970s
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Kubler, George, [On Prime Objects and Replications], From The Shape of Time, 1962
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Lipke, William C., "Dialectics of Place: Some Reflections on Robert Smithson's Mirror Project" (Cayuga Salt Mine Project), circa 1969
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Masheck, Joseph, [Annotated Chronology of Smithson Projects, 1964-1973], circa 1970s
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Masheck, Joseph, "Smithson's Earth: Notes and Retrievals,", 1974
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Mussman, Toby, "Alchemist,", 1967
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Mussman, Toby, "Pierrot-Le-Fou - Godard as Godard,", 1968
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O'Doherty, Brian, "Less Known and Unknown: An Exhibition of 35 Painters,", circa 1965
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Oster, Gerald, "What's Op?,", 1966
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Robbin, Anthony, "Some Common Misconceptions About Smithson's Conceptual Art,", circa 1968
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Robbin, Anthony, "Zen,", circa 1960s-1970s
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Rubenfeld, Florence, [On Robert Smithson], 1974
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Shafrazi, Tony, "Thats It,", 1972
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Stitelman, Paul, "Light and Video: Contemporary Art and Technology,", circa 1970s
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Swenson, Gene, "Way of Art: A Comedy in Six Scenes,", circa 1960s-1970s
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Thibeau, Jack, "Los Cines,", 1972
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Thibeau, Jack, [On Robert Smithson], circa 1970s
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Unknown, "Non-Sites,", circa 1969
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98

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