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June 27, 2008

BOOK

Erin Hogan, Spiral Jetta: A Road Trip through the Land Art of the American West (University of Chicago, $20). A city-dwelling, solitude-hating connoisseur of modern art hops in her compact car, drives west in search of Robert Smithson's "Spiral Jetty" and a half-dozen other pieces of monumental land art, and finds...herself. Even if (like me) you don't have any use for minimalism, you'll be charmed by Hogan's wryly self-deprecating account of her desert pilgrimage, in the course of which she learned that being alone isn't so bad after all (TT).

Posted June 27, 2008 9:51 AM

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