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
Lucy Lippard is a curator, activist, and author of numerous books on contemporary art and cultural criticism. Geoff Manaugh is contributing editor of Wired UK and former senior editor of Dwell. W. J. T. Mitchell is professor of English and art history at the University of Chicago. Ann M. Wolfe is curator of exhibitions and collections at the Nevada Museum of Art.