Exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with show held November 14 - December 21, 1980. Essay by Robert Hobbs. "This book contains detailed analysis of major works and important projects, with particular emphasis on circumstances germane to the projects, the reasons for deciding on particular locations, and the people who supported Smithson in his innovations. Comprising over seventy essays on individual pieces, the book contains four critical overviews that place Smithson in various contexts - stylistic, historical, political, and social. Alloway examines the significance of the Site / Nonsite dialectic; Lippard studies the political ramifications of his thought; Coplans takes up the last major Earthworks of Smithson's career; and Hobbs investigates the artist's formative interests" - from book's forward. Fully illustrated, with detailed chronology, bibliography, and index.