Robert Irwin: untitled (dawn to dusk)


10.5 x 9.5 in (24.1 x 26.7cm)
Clothbound, 252 pages
175 color photographs


The Chinati Foundation is pleased to offer a new book documenting Robert Irwin’s untitled (dawn to dusk), which was inaugurated as part of the permanent collection in July 2016. The book presents and contextualizes Irwin’s artwork through a photographic record of the installation over the course of one year, critical essays, as well as drawings, plans, and illustrations. It provides a comprehensive history of the project, describing Irwin’s friendship with Donald Judd and Judd’s support of his work, Chinati’s invitation to the artist in 1999 to consider a large-scale work for the museum, and the evolution of Irwin’s concept as he visited the site and developed the design for the project over a period of many years.

Photographs by Alex Marks document the Irwin project as well as the effects changing seasons and times of day have on the experience of the work. The volume includes essays on Irwin and his work by Adrian Kohn, Matthew Simms, and Marianne Stockebrand, and an introduction by Chinati director Jenny Moore. The book design is by Joseph Logan and the volume has been edited by Rob Weiner.

Robert Irwin: untitled (dawn to dusk) provides an expansive survey of Irwin’s permanent installation for the Chinati Foundation, which stands as a capstone to his distinguished career as an orchestrator of experiences of space and light.