...very well illustrated... provides a context for understanding achievements of a highly diverse range of artistic endeavor... Highly recommended. -- Artforum
The complex field of contemporary site-specific sculpture gains clarity... Beardsley's analysis is unpretentious, clear-eyed, and open. -- Rain Taxi Review of Books, Fall, 2006
About the Author
John Beardsley, who lives near Washington, D.C., is an independent scholar, curator, and writer whose other books include Gardens of Revelation: Environments by Visionary Artists as well as the coauthored Black Folk Art in America, 1930-1980 and Hispanic Art in the United States. He has taught in landscape architecture programs at the University of Virginia, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania.