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NaturaEnvironmental Aesthetics After Landscape

 - Natura
Interdisciplinary study gathering critical essays and visual contributions attempting to rethink environmental aesthetics beyond the idea of landscape.
Entangled with the interconnected logics of coloniality and modernity, the landscape idea has long been a vehicle for ordering human-nature relations. Yet at the same time, it has also constituted a utopian surface onto which to project a space-time “beyond” modernity and capitalism. Amid the advancing techno-capitalization of the living and its spatial supports in transgenic seed monopolies, fracking and deep sea drilling, biopiracy, geo-engineering, aesthetic-activist practices have offered particular kinds of insight into the epistemological, representational, and juridical framings of the natural environment. This book asks in what ways have recent bio and eco-artistic turns moved on from the subject/object ontologies of the landscape-form?
Moving from botanical explorations of early modernity, through the legacies of mid-twentieth century landscape design, up to artistic experimental recodings of New World nature in the 1960s and 1970s and to present struggles for environmental rights and against the precarization of the living, the critical essays and visual contributions included in Natura attempt to push thinking past fixed landscape forms through interdisciplinary encounters that encompass analyses of architectural sites and artworks; ecocritical perspectives on literary texts; experimental place-making practices; and the creation of material and visual ecologies that recognise the agency of non-human worlds.
Edited by Jens Andermann, Lisa Blackmore, Dayron Carrillo Morell.
Texts by Jens Andermann, Emanuele Coccia, Ursula Biemann, Maria Thereza Alves, Genaro Amaro Altamirano, Oliver Lubrich, Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira, Nuno Ramos, Dayron Carrillo Morell, Lisa Blackmore, Álvaro Fernández Bravo, Javier Correa, Victoria Jolly, Jill H. Casid.
published in July 2018
English edition
14 x 22,5 cm (softcover)
296 pages (ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-0358-0053-1
EAN : 9783035800531
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