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

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

by Kitty Hauser


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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
Series: Oxford Historical Monographs
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,129,187
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

The Archaeological Imagination
Tracing the Trace: Photography, the Index, and the Limits of Representation
Reading Antiquity, Mapping History
Revenants in the Landscape: The Discoveries of Aerial Archaeology
Recuperating Ruins
A Tale of Two Cities
Appendix: John Piper's 'Papers from Antiquity'

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