Landscape and Western Art
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Description: 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. The book is designed to both take stock of recent interdisciplinary debates and act as a stimulus to rethinking our assumptions about landscape.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/3/2000
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Land into Landscape|
|Subject or Setting?: Landscape and Renaissance Painting|
|Landscape as Amenity|
|Topography and the Beau Ideal|
|Framing the View|
|'Astonished beyond Expression': Landscape, the Sublime, and the Unpresentable|
|Landscape and Politics|
|Nature as Picture or Process?|
|Landscape into Land: Earth Works, Art, and Environment|
|List of Illustrations|