The Art Writings of Darby Bannard
Post #1431 • December 14, 2009, 2:48 PM • 18 Comments
Alan Smith, a fellow grad student at the University of Miami, wrote this paper for a contemporary art seminar led by Dr. Paula Harper, who deserves a lot of credit for encouraging me to write. The assignment was to compose a ten-page paper about a topic in contemporary art. Alan, in an utterly characteristic move, instead wrote a 100-page paper presenting an analytical overview of thirty years' worth of Walter Darby Bannard's published writings. I shared a studio with Alan, and this sort of intellectual thoroughness is typical of him.
Converting the paper from a 1993 version of Word was not especially straightforward, and as such, I don't need the kind of copyediting that goes into WDB's original pieces in the archive. This is largely for general interest and for the benefit of John Link, who has kindly agreed to write a biographical foreword for the collected volume of essays that I will compile when the last few pieces are installed in the archive and corrected. There is just enough styling to make it readable - most of the work went into making the markup tolerable and generating the table of contents. Please let me do know if there are egregious errors.
Many thanks to Alan for granting it to the archive and for Dr. Harper for her tutelage.