The Altered Landscape
Photographs of a Changing Environment
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
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A comprehensive look at the work of 100 contemporary photographers who capture the impact of human activity on natural landscapes. "The Altered Landscape" is a provocative collection of photographs representing a wide range of artists, techniques, visual styles, subjects, and ideological positions. Organized chronologically, the more than 150 images-by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy, Chris Jordan, Catherine Opie, and Edward Burtynsky-reveal the ways that individuals and industries have marked, mined, toured, tested, developed, occupied, and exploited landscapes over the last fifty years. From Robert Adams and Lewis Baltz, two of the most influential photographers to document environmental destruction in the American West, to Richard Misrach and Mark Klett, who examine abuse of natural resources, these moving images reveal the diversity of voices within the field of contemporary photography. In Association with the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno
About the Author
Lucy R. Lippard is one of American's most influential writers on art, and was the longtime art critic for The Village Voice. She has received the American College Art Association's Mather Award. Her numerous books include Get the Message: A Decade of Art for Social Change, Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, Changing: Essays in Art Criticism, The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Essays on Feminist Art and Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory.
Troy Paiva is an author, photographer, and urban explorer.