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Photography and Landscape

With a focus on the settler societies of the United States and Australia, Photography and Landscape is a new critical account of landscape photography created through a unique collaboration between a photography writer and a landscape photographer. Beginning with the frontier days of the American West, the subsequent century-long popularity of landscape photography is exemplified by images from Carleton Watkins to Ansel Adams, the New Topographics to Richard Misrach, all of whose works are considered here. Along with discussions of other contemporary photographers, this extensively illustrated volume demonstrates the influence of settler societies on landscape photography, in which skilled photographers captured the fascination with and the appeal of the land and its expanse.
            The latest installment in Intellect’s Critical Photography series, Photography and Landscape is a visually striking introduction to one of the most important modes of photography.

255 pages | 32 color plates | 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2012

Critical Photography

Art: Photography

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Table of Contents

The Editor to the Reader
Authors’ Note

Part I: The Background and Context of Landscape Photography
Rod Giblett
1. The Birth of Photography
2. The Camera
3. Landscape
4. The Sublime
Part II: The Established Tradition of Landscape Photography
Rod Giblett
5. American Landscape and Wilderness Photography
6. Australian Landscape Photography
7. Australian Wilderness Photography
Part III: Contemporary Photographic Practice in Landscape
Juha Tolonen
8. New Topographics: Withholding Judgement
9. Richard Woldendorp’s Badlands
10. Wastelands
Part IV: Challenges to the Established Tradition
Rod Giblett
11. Nuclear Landscapes
12. Minescapes and Disaster Zones
13. Photography for Environmental Sustainability


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