Vanishing Landscapes

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"Landscapes will soon no longer exist the way we know them. Global warming melts the Antarctic ice, slash and burn reduces the forests, rivers die of industrial pollution, and grassland gives way to cities as the human population grows. How do photographic artists respond? Should they glorify nature or aim to enlighten the spectator?" Vanishing Landscapes provides different viewpoints from twenty internationally renowned photographers, including several works specially commissioned for this book. Each of the artists has written a short commentary ...
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Overview

"Landscapes will soon no longer exist the way we know them. Global warming melts the Antarctic ice, slash and burn reduces the forests, rivers die of industrial pollution, and grassland gives way to cities as the human population grows. How do photographic artists respond? Should they glorify nature or aim to enlighten the spectator?" Vanishing Landscapes provides different viewpoints from twenty internationally renowned photographers, including several works specially commissioned for this book. Each of the artists has written a short commentary on their work, and their attitude to global warming.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780711229280
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 11.70 (w) x 12.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Nadine Barth Barth, Nadine 6

Discoveries in a familiar world: The landscape as a photographic object Friedrich Tietjen Tietjen, Friedrich 8

On visibility John Berger Berger, John 12

Vanishing landscapes - a vanishing age? Hans Joachim Schellnhuber Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim 14

Why we must act now Karsten Smid Smid, Karsten 20

Water Hiroshi Sugimoto Sugimoto, Hiroshi Elger Esser Esser, Elger Peter Bialobrzeski Bialobrzeski, Peter An-My Le Le, An-My Josef Hoflehner Hoflehner, Josef 23

Ice Axel Hutte Hutte, Axel Olaf Otto Becker Becker, Olaf Otto Mette Tronvoll Tronvoll, Mette Walter Niedermayr Niedermayr, Walter Michael Kenna Kenna, Michael 67

Plants Jitka Hanzlova Hanzlova, Jitka Thomas Struth Struth, Thomas Robert Adams Adams, Robert Giovanni Castell Castell, Giovanni Henrik Saxgren Saxgren, Henrik Joel Sternfeld Sternfeld, Joel 113

Land Jem Southam Southam, Jem Lidwien van de Yen van de Yen, Lidwien Edward Burtynsky Burtynsky, Edward Karin Apollonia Muller Muller, Karin Apollonia Per Bak Jensen Jensen, Per Bak 169

Biographies 216

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