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Figures of Speech / Indiana, Robert ; Ryan, Susan Elizabeth ; Kostelanetz R ; Stein G ; Warhol A ; Villa JG ; Ginsberg A ; Johns J ; Lichtenstein R ; Larcan J ; Rauschenberg R ; Smithson R ; Zayas M ; Thomson V., 2000

Identifier: CC-34586-36285

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Scope and Contents

This book is a well illustrated biography of Indiana (born Robert Clark) by Susan Ryan that was an outgrowth of a PhD thesis. It deals mainly with Indiana's work from the late 1950's to the early 1970's with emphasis on his visual language works and worded sculptured columns called "herms." The art works are critiqued by Ryan. There are sections that deal with Indiana's poetry and his artist statements. It mentions that Indiana was influenced by the poems of Jose Garcia Villa. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 2000



0 See container summary (1 hard cover book (303 pages) in dust jacket) : illustrations (some color) ; 26.2 x 21.3 x 3 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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