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Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927-1951
     

Shadow Sites: Photography, Archaeology, and the British Landscape 1927-1951

by Kitty Hauser
 

In mid-twentieth-century Britain, an archaeological vision of the British landscape reassured and enchanted a number of writers, artists, photographers, and film-makers. From John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Shell guide books, to photographs of bomb damage, aerial archaeology, and The Wizard of Oz, Kitty Hauser delves into these evocative interpretations and looks at

Overview

In mid-twentieth-century Britain, an archaeological vision of the British landscape reassured and enchanted a number of writers, artists, photographers, and film-makers. From John Piper, Eric Ravilious and Shell guide books, to photographs of bomb damage, aerial archaeology, and The Wizard of Oz, Kitty Hauser delves into these evocative interpretations and looks at how they affected the way the landscape was seen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199206322
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/27/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kitty Hauser is a historian of visual and material culture who has written for publications including the New Left Review, the Burlington Magazine, and the London Review of Books. Previously a research fellowship at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, she has also taught at the London College of Fashion and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. She is currently Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.

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