Issue edited by Ingrid Sischy. Essays "On Location: Sculpture and Painting in Emilio Vedova's Studio in Venice," by Germano Celant; "Ground Up: Architecture without Architecture Critics: Ideal for the Architects," by Herbert Muschamp; "Turned Out: Richard Avedon, Sam Shepard, Joan Didion, and the Pull of the American West," by William Wilson; "Modern Life: Utopianism become Survialism - the Quantum Mechanics of Body-Building, in the West and in the East," by Carter Ratcliff; "Like Art: The New Ads and their Gift of Art. Easel Does It," by Glenn O'Brien; "Backdrop: Photographs of the Last Resort," by Martin Parr; "Speaker to Speaker: Charles Manson, Elvis Costello, and the LA Sign System," by Greil Marcus; "Books: Julian Barnes' Flaubert's Parrot. Feathers 'Fly,'" by Frederic Tuten; "Back to the Future: When Abstract Art was a Pioneer Project," by Donald Kuspit; "Paradise Gained: The Process of Wandering Through the 'Promenades' Exhibition in the 18th-century Parc Lullin, near Geneva, and Discovering Discrete Site-related Works," by Max Wechsler; "The New Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum: Photo Essay for Artforum," by Shigeo Anzai; "A Reflection on Post-Modernism: Jean-François Lyotard's 'Les Immatériaux,' an Exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris," by Kate Linker; "A Tale of the German and the Jew: Anselm Kiefer's Departure from Egypt," by Jean Fisher; "Bill Brandt's Documentary Fictions: Photographs Not Only as Windows but as Mirrors," by Charles Hagen; "The Arrow in the Mind: Looking at Arakawa's Paintings," by Italo Calvino; "Project for Artforum: 'The Seemingly endless stream passes up through the nozzle of the inverted cairn and out again into the quaking clump,'" by Glen Baxter. Reviews by Glenn O'Brien, Charles Hagen, Jean Fisher, Donald Kuspit, Thomas McEvilley, Max Wechsler, Jeanne Silverthorne, Ronny Cohen, Barbara Kruger, Thomas McEvilley, Patricia C. Phillips, John Howell, Ida Panicelli, Ed Hill, Suzanne Bloom, Susan C. Larsen, Melinda Wortz, Stuart Morgan, Denys Zacharopoulos, Alexandra Anderson, Gloria Moure, Aurora Garcia, Annelie Pohlen, and Steven Henry Madoff. Cover: Giuseppe Penone.