This book is devoted to a reexamination of modern art from the point of view of the artist's approach to the object. It chronicles the complex, changing relationship between art and the object over the past hundred years; a fundamental organicism relationship as one thing grows out of another.
1. Modern Art and the Object from Nineteenth-century Nature Painting to Conceptual Art 2. The Object Painted and the Painted Object in Quiet Collision 3. The Mountain in the Painting and the Painting in the Mountain 4. The Painting Freed 5. I am Nature 6. Object as Art 7. Art as Object 8. The Object in Jeopardy 9. Women Reshaping the Object