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Landscape Painting Now
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 04 April 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780500239940
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 286x267 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 364
  • RRP: £39.95

Landscape Painting Now


From Pop Abstraction to New Romanticism by Todd Bradway (Author)

Book Description

Whether as a reaction to our technological present or as a manifestation of fears concerning our environmental future, depictions of the natural world in painting have never seemed more pertinent or urgent. Some of the most ambitious, crucial and intellectually vibrant paintings being created in this century involve the landscape from a more traditional, perceptual based approach for rendering vistas to a looser, topography-inspired gestural abstraction that blurs the line between form and space, to many other modes in between. Surprisingly, there has not been an ambitious and wide-reaching  publication on the subject until now.

The result of several years’ worth of research, Landscape Painting Now is the first book to explore the very best contemporary landscape painting. Featuring artists from nearly twenty-five countries born over seven decades, it includes some of the brightest stars of the contemporary art world. It is introduced by an essay from Barry Schwabsky, who discusses the history of landscape painting, exploring how the genre developed through the 20th century to today, and how it has become increasingly relevant to art now. He also explores the notion of what is actually called a landscape painting today, and looks to expand beyond commonly held preconceptions concerning the genre.

About the Author

About Todd Bradway

Todd Bradway is an artist and editor based in New York. Barry Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation. Robert R. Shane is Associate Professor of Art History at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, and former Managing Editor of the journal Art Criticism. Louise Sørensen is a writer and editor specializing in contemporary art and the history and theory of photography. Susan A. Van Scoy is a professor of art history at St. Joseph’s College, New York.

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