New book, “Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments”

The first major assessment of Michael Heizer, a titan of American art

I hope you enjoy this new website. The upcoming release of my newest book, Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments prompted the need for a refreshed online presence. This book is scheduled for release late summer, 2019; you can pre-order through Amazon on my book page.

Bill Fox


The publisher describes the book as follows:

"Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments", by William L. Fox. First major assessment of Michael Heizer, a titan of American art.

Embedding voids and forms into the landscape of the American West and beyond, Michael Heizer pioneered a sculptural vocabulary that reverberates with the dimensions of ruins, memorials, and other sites of the artificial sublime. Michael Heizer: The Once and Future Monuments is an excavation into the artist’s past, situating his practice in a vast continuum of works stretching back to prehistory, tracing the influence of his own early initiations into the world of archaeology, and documenting his impact on the evolving sphere of Land Art. Positing his massively scaled and rough-hewn output as an emerging kind of ritual discipline somewhere between art and architecture, author William L. Fox presents a major and long overdue assessment of this titan of American art whose monumental works continue to provoke and stimulate.

Monacelli Press, New York