Gary Shapiro (NHC Fellow, 1993–94)

Project Title

Theorizing Vision: The Visual Arts in Recent French Thought

University of Richmond

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Fellowship Work Summary, 1993–94

Gary Shapiro concentrated on his book, Earthwards: Robert Smithson and Art after Babel (University of California Press, 1995), writing the preface and appendix, gathering illustrations, and making a number of revisions. For another project, a study of language and the visual arts tentatively entitled "The Philosophical Eye: Ekphrasis in Recent French Thought," he drafted two hundred pages.