Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics


Product Details

University of California Press
Publish Date
June 02, 2015
6.9 X 0.8 X 9.8 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Emily Eliza Scott is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich), and founding member of the art collectives the Los Angeles Urban Rangers and World of Matter. She also served as a National Park Service ranger from 1994 to 2005. She is a contributor to Ends of the Earth: Art of the Land to 1974 and Geohumanities: Art, History, and Text at the Edge of Place, and has published articles in American Art, Art Journal, Cultural Geographies, and Third Text. Kirsten Swenson is Assistant Professor of Art History at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She is the author of Irrational Judgments: Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and the 1960s and has written numerous articles for Art in America, Art Journal, and American Art.


"The book is a wonderful hybrid, both a collection of essays and a catalog of projects by artists engaged in contemporary land use. Unlike landscape architecture, land use--according to the book's editors--more directly engages the relationship between environmental and economic structures, not to mention demands for spatial and environmental justice."--Public Books
"... a diverse, eye-opening collection of essays and artworks.... Scott and Swenson offer a journey through the various creative ways that writers and artists are applying their crafts to challenge conventional visions of land and space."--RANAM: Recherches anglaises et nord-américaines