Earth works

Related to environment art and land art, this concept was conceived in the exhibition ‘Earth Art’ at Cornell University (1968).

Rejecting the over-sophistication of minimalism, as well as technological culture, art is created using the land as the environment and conveyed to the gallery/museum space through photographic documentation.


  • Earthworks (archaeology), human-made constructions that modify the land contour
  • Earthworks (engineering), civil engineering works created by moving or processing quantities of soil
  • Earthworks (military), military fortifications built in the field during a campaign or siege

Arts and media

  • Earthworks (novel), a novel by Brian Aldiss
  • Earthworks (band), a jazz band led by drummer Bill Bruford
  • Earthworks (album), the band’s self-titled debut album
  • “Earthworks” (song), a 1993 song by Kerbdog
  • Land art or Earth art

Other uses

  • Earthworks (company), an audio equipment company
  • Earthworks High School, an experimental school in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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