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Colonization, Wilderness, and Spaces Between

Nineteenth-Century Landscape Painting in Australia and the United States

This volume of essays frames a comparative history of landscape painting in Australia and the United States through recent considerations of the Anthropocene, arguing that careful and deep analysis of specific nineteenth-century artworks reveals issues of environmental concern both past and present. Carefully drawn from two symposia held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth in 2016 and at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne the following year, the volume includes eight essays and a conversation between artists. Colonization, Wilderness, and Spaces Between brings together the fresh insights of scholars and artists from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States and provides a resource for thinking critically about the historical, imperial, and environmental information that can be gleaned from looking closely at landscape paintings.

280 pages | 77 color plates | 8 x 10

Art: American Art, Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

Directors’ forewords

Peter John Brownlee

Richard Read and Kenneth Haltman

The Coasts of Experience: Fitz Henry Lane’s Brace’s Rock, Eastern Point
David Peters Corbett

Shoreline Landscapes and the Edges of Empire
Rachael Z. DeLue

Figures of Predatory Looking: Managing Death in Antebellum American and Colonial Australian Landscape
Kenneth Haltman

“Hideous Fidelity to Nature”: John Glover and the Colonized Landscape
David Hansen

The Düsseldorf Effect: Nineteenth-Century Practice with Twenty-First-Century Relevance
Ruth Pullin

Perception, History, and Geology: The Heritage of William Molyneux’s Question in Colonial Landscape Painting
Richard Read

Whisperings of Wilderness in Australian Centenary Landscapes
Catherine Speck"
Unsettling Landscape: An Artists’ Conversation
Alan Michelson (Mohawk) and Christopher Pease (Noongar), moderated and edited by Elizabeth Hutchinson"

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