Art in Time

Art in Time

by Cole Swensen

Published by: Nightboat Books

Imprint: Nightboat Books

136 Pages, 5.00 x 8.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781643620374
  • Published: May 2021

$18.95

Historically, much landscape art has reinforced binaries such as inside/outside, subject/object, and culture/nature, thus reducing a complex network to an ornament that reinforces a sense of human power over nature, imposes specific cultural values, and/or claims or exercises control. And yet there are also artists who have developed alternatives to conventional depictions of the world around them, using landscape to participate in the earth, active in its view and its viewing. The art addressed in the book presents landscape as engagement rather than as detached observation, encouraging an increased sense of belonging to, and thus responsibility for, the earth.