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Land Matters [electronic resource] : Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity.

By: Wells, Liz.
Material type: TextTextSeries: International library of cultural studies: Publisher: London : I.B.Tauris, 2011Description: 1 online resource (352 p.).ISBN: 9780857720351 (electronic bk.); 085772035X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Landscape photography -- Social aspects | Landscape photography | Landscapes -- Social aspects | Photography | Fine Arts | Landscape photography -- Social aspects | Landscapes -- Social aspects | Human geography | PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / LandscapesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Land Matters : Landscape Photography, Culture and IdentityDDC classification: 778.936 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Landscape: Time, Space, Place Aesthetics; 2. A North American Place: Land and Settlement; 3. After the Frontier: Environment and the West; 4. Pastoral Heritage: Britain viewed through a Critical Lens; 5. Views From the North: Landscape, Photography and National Identity; 6. Sense of Location: Topography, Journey, Memory; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Illustrations;
Summary: In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broa.
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List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Landscape: Time, Space, Place Aesthetics; 2. A North American Place: Land and Settlement; 3. After the Frontier: Environment and the West; 4. Pastoral Heritage: Britain viewed through a Critical Lens; 5. Views From the North: Landscape, Photography and National Identity; 6. Sense of Location: Topography, Journey, Memory; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Illustrations;

In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broa.

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