Landscape Into Art

Author: Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Gibb Press

ISBN: 1406728241

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


Landscape Into Art

Author: Pavel Machotka,Paul Cézanne

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300067011

Category: Art

Page: 157

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Study of the famous impressionist's landscape paintings.

Landscape into Eco Art

Articulations of Nature Since the ’60s

Author: Mark Cheetham

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271081406

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Dedicated to an articulation of the earth from broadly ecological perspectives, eco art is a vibrant subset of contemporary art that addresses the widespread public concern with rapid climate change and related environmental issues. In Landscape into Eco Art, Mark Cheetham systematically examines connections and divergences between contemporary eco art, land art of the 1960s and 1970s, and the historical genre of landscape painting. Through eight thematic case studies that illuminate what eco art means in practice, reception, and history, Cheetham places the form in a longer and broader art-historical context. He considers a wide range of media—from painting, sculpture, and photography to artists’ films, video, sound work, animation, and installation—and analyzes the work of internationally prominent artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Nancy Holt, Mark Dion, and Robert Smithson. In doing so, Cheetham reveals eco art to be a dynamic extension of a long tradition of landscape depiction in the West that boldly enters into today’s debates on climate science, government policy, and our collective and individual responsibility to the planet. An ambitious intervention into eco-criticism and the environmental humanities, this volume provides original ways to understand the issues and practices of eco art in the Anthropocene. Art historians, humanities scholars, and lay readers interested in contemporary art and the environment will find Cheetham’s work valuable and invigorating.

Migration into art

Transcultural identities and art-making in a globalised world

Author: Anne Ring Petersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526121913

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The author explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, including the balancing of aesthetics, politics and ethics in representations of forced migration.

Australian Art and Artists in London, 1950-1965

An Antipodean Summer

Author: Simon Pierse

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409420545

Category: Art

Page: 274

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Subtle and wide-ranging in its account, this study explores the impact of Australian art in Britain in the two decades following the end of World War II and preceding the 'Swinging Sixties'. Publishing for the first time previously unavailable archival material, this book demonstrates how the work of these expatriate artists constructed a distinct vision of Australian identity for a foreign market.

Landscape and Western Art

Author: Malcolm Andrews

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192842336

Category: Art

Page: 248

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What is landscape? How does it differ from 'land'? Does landscape always imply something to be pictured, a scene? When and why did we begin to cherish images of nature? What is 'nature'? Is it everything that isn't art, or artefact? This book explores many fascinating issues raised by the great range of ideas and images of the natural world in Western art since the Renaissance. Using a thematic structure many issues are examined, for instance: landscape as a cultural construct; the relationship between landscape as accessory or backdrop and landscape as the chief subject; landscape as constituted by various practices of framing; the sublime and ideas of indeterminacy; landscape art as picturesque or as exploration of living processes. These issues are raised and explored in connection with Western cultural movements, and within a full international and historical context. Many forms of landscape art are included: painting, gardening, panorama, poetry, photography, and art. Thebook is designed to both take stock of recent interdisciplinary debates and act as a stimulus to rethinking our assumptions about landscape.

Technologies of Landscape

From Reaping to Recycling

Author: David E. Nye

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558492295

Category: Nature

Page: 292

View: 9219

Technology and landscape have long been understood as inherently antagonistic concepts, reflective of the encroachments of civilization on the natural world. Yet as the essays in this volume make clear, the tension between culture and nature is more apparent than real. Even in preindustrial societies, where the dominant technologies are agricultural, it would be impossible to envision a landscape unshaped by human contact. Drawing on evidence from Europe and America, and from the Renaissance to the present day, the contributors to this volume reconceive of the relationship between technology and landscape as a product of cultural interactions. Rather than view landscape only statically as space, they also see it as a process embedded in narrative, or time. Whether one is concerned with the English countryside, the Nazi Autobahn, a naturalist's description of the New World, or chemical pollution in contemporary Louisiana, the question of who gives a place its meaning is just as important as who constructs the physical landscape. Is the Grand Canyon a profitless locality, a sublime wonder, or a potential mining site? Is the smoke of an industrial city construed as pollution or as a heartening sign of prosperity? Is the Appalachian Trail a means to revivify the rural economy or a way to escape into a rugged wilderness experience? These are some of the questions addressed in this interdisciplinary collection of original essays. In addition to David E. Nye, contributors are Paul Brassley, James Dickinson, Jacob Wamberg, Tadeusz Rachwel, Stuart Kidd, Christopher Bailey, Stephen Mosley, Barbara Allen, Mark Luccarelli, Thomas Zeller, Stephen Bending, Pia Maria Flodin, Peter Goin, and Elizabeth Raymond.

Symbolic Landscapes

Author: Gary Backhaus,John Murungi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402087039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Symbolic Landscapes presents a definitive collection of landscape/place studies that explores symbolic, cultural levels of geographical meanings. Essays written by philosophers, geographers, architects, social scientists, art historians, and literati, bring specific modes of expertise and perspectives to this transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary study of the symbolic level human existential spatiality. Placing emphasis on the pre-cognitive genesis of symbolic meaning, as well as embodied, experiential (lived) geography, the volume offers a fresh, quasi-phenomenological approach. The editors articulate the epistemological doctrine that perception and imagination form a continuum in which both are always implicated as complements. This approach makes a case for the interrelation of the geography of perception and the geography of imagination, which means that human/cultural geography offers only an abstraction if indeed an aesthetic geography is constituted merely as a sub-field. Human/cultural geography can only approach spatial reality through recognizing the intimate interrelative dialectic between the imaginative and perceptual meanings of our landscapes/place-worlds. This volume reinvigorates the importance of the topic of symbolism in human/cultural geography, landscape studies, philosophy of place, architecture and planning, and will stand among the classics in the field.

An Introduction to Landscape

Author: Peter Howard

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409403852

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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Beautifully illustrated and including numerous subject 'capsules', this text follows the development of the several threads of the concept of landscape as they have evolved across disciplines and across countries. Divided into three sections, it first of all introduces the key notions of landscape, then examines the various factors which influence the way in which landscape is perceived now and in the past, with all of the senses. Finally, there is a consideration of the various ways of protecting, managing and enhancing the landscape, especially considering a future of climate change.

Phenomenology, Modernism and Beyond

Author: Carole Bourne-Taylor,Ariane Mildenberg

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039114092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 390

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From the first stirrings of modernism to contemporary poetics, the modernist aesthetic project could be described as a form of phenomenological reduction that attempts to return to the invisible and unsayable foundations of human perception and expression, prior to objective points of view and scientific notions. It is this aspect of modernism that this book brings to the fore. The essays presented here bring into focus the contemporary face of ongoing debates about phenomenology and modernism. The contributors forcefully underline the intertwining of modernism and phenomenology and the extent to which the latter offers a clue to the former. The book presents the viewpoints of a range of internationally distinguished critics and scholars, with diverse but closely related essays covering a wide range of fields, including literature, architecture, philosophy and musicology. The collection addresses critical questions regarding the relationship between phenomenology and modernism, with reference to thinkers such as Edmund Husserl, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, Michel Henry and Paul Ricoeur. By examining the contemporary philosophical debates, this cross-disciplinary body of research reveals the pervasive and far-reaching influence of phenomenology, which emerges as a heuristic method to articulate modernist aesthetic concerns.

Nature into art

English landscape watercolours

Author: Lindsay Stainton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 100

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Making History

Wu Hung on Contemporary Art

Author: Wu Hung

Publisher: Timezone 8 Limited

ISBN: 9789889961701

Category: Art

Page: 278

View: 5834

Making Historycollects the most provocative and insightful essays of Wu Hung, the esteemed scholar and critic of Chinese contemporary art and culture. Written in clear and readable prose, this volume contains detailed analyses of the cultural origins, precedents, influences and aspirations of the most exciting contemporary artists practicing today.

The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800

Image, Object, Text

Author: Ann Bermingham,John Brewer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415159975

Category: History

Page: 548

View: 9183

Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800. Leading specialists from North America and Europe explore topics such as the formation of a culture consuming public, the development of a literary canon, the role of consumption in the formation of the modern state, elite and popular forms of cultural consumption and the place of women as consumers of culture. The result is an important and rich new approach to the study of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Consumption Of Culture

Author: Ann Bermingham,John Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134808402

Category: History

Page: 565

View: 4908

Culture does not become ""culture"" until it is consumed. This is the radical new interpretation of early modern social history presented in The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800. 21 US and 4 european contributors, from a wide range of historically oriented fields (historians of society, politics, ideas, science, literature and the arts), explore topics such as the formation of a culture consuming public, the development of a literary canon, the role of consumption in the formation of the modern state, elite and popular forms of cultural consumtpion and the place of women as consumers of cultur.

The Place of Landscape

Concepts, Contexts, Studies

Author: Jeff Malpas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262015528

Category: Architecture

Page: 369

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Interdisciplinary perspectives on landscape, from the philosophical to the geographical, with an emphasis on the overarching concept of place. This volume explores the conceptual "topography" of landscape: It examines the character of landscape as itself a mode of place as well as the modes of place that appear in relation to landscape. Leading scholars from a range of disciplines explore the concept of landscape, including its supposed relation to the spectatorial, its character as time-space, its relation to indigenous notions of "country," and its liminality. They examine landscape as it appears within a variety of contexts, from geography through photography and garden history to theology; and more specific studies look at the forms of landscape in medieval landscape painting, film and television, and in relation to national identity. The essays demonstrate that the study of landscape cannot be restricted to any one genre, cannot be taken as the exclusive province of any one discipline, and cannot be exhausted by any single form of analysis. What the place of landscape now evokes is itself a wide-ranging terrain encompassing issues concerning the nature of place, of human being in place, and of the structures that shape such being and are shaped by it.

Recovering the Orient

Artists, Scholars, Appropriations

Author: C. Andrew Gerstle,Anthony Crothers Milner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718656875

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 7997

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Max Beckmann

Landschaften der zwanziger Jahre

Author: Nina Peter

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631453162

Category: Landscape in art

Page: 222

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Die Landschaften von Max Beckmann stehen im Schatten seiner Figurenbilder. In den 20er Jahren jedoch hat sich Beckmann ausdrucklich der traditionellen -Landschaft- zugewandt. Die landschaftsbilder dieser Dekade werden auf ihren Bezug zur Tradition und zu zeitgleichen Kunststromungen hin untersucht. Dabei wird besonders Beckmanns Verhaltnis zur Wirklichkeit thematisiert. Gerade die Landschaften offnen den Blick des Betrachters fur die Bildwelt Max Beckmanns."