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Landscape, Place and Environment in Contemporary Art, 2020/21, Semester 1
Dr Judith Tucker
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Adams Clive and  Montag Daro. Soil culture : bringing the arts down to Earth,  Manchester, Cornerhouse Publications, 2016 

Adams Steven and Gruetzner Robins Anna, 2000 Gendering landscape art, Manchester UP

Alfrey, Nicholas, Sleeman, Joy and Tufnell, Ben Uncommon ground : land art in Britain 1966-1979 London: Hayward Gallery Publishing, London2013

Bender, Barbara and Weiner Margot (eds), Contested landscapes : movement, exile and place, Berg Publishers, 2001

Biggs, I (2011) ‘The Spaces of “Deep Mapping”: a partial account’ in Journal of arts and communities Vol. 2, No. 1, June, pp.5-25

Brady, James, ed., Elemental : An Arts and Ecology Reader, Manchester, Cornerhouse publications, 2016

Brown, Andrew, Art & ecology now, London, Thames and Hudson, 2014

Dolphijn, Rick, et al Yes naturally : how art saves the world, 2013

Casey, Edward S Earth-mapping : artists reshaping landscape, Univ Minnesota Press, 2005

Clark, Timothy Ecocriticism on the edge : the anthropocene as a threshold concept, Bloomsbury, 2015

Crouch, Davis., 2010. Flirting with space: thinking landscape relationally. Cultural geographies., 17(1), pp.5 -18.

Davies H. Art in the anthropocene : encounters among aesthetics, politics, environments and epistemologies 2015 (Critical Climate Change)

Dean, Tacita and Millar, Jeremy Place. London: Thames and Hudson, 2005

Dorrian, Mark & Rose Gillian, Deterritorialisations-- : revisioning landscapes and politics, Black Dog Publishing, 2003

Elson Verity, Shirley Rosemary (eds) Creating the countryside : the rural idyll ISBN: 9781911300106 (pbk.) : £25.00 1600-2017, London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2017

Farley, Paul and Symmons Roberts, Michael Edgelands : journeys into England's true wildnerness London:Jonathan Cape, 2011 pp 1-22 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

Garrard, Greg, Ecocriticism (London: Routledge, 2004) 

Garrard, Greg, ed., The Oxford handbook of ecocriticism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014)

Haraway, Donna, The Haraway reader (London: Routledge, 2004)

Heddon Dee and Turner Cathy, 'Walking Women: Shifting the Tales and Scales of Mobility', Contemporary theatre review., no. Special Issue on Site-Specificity and Mobility, Routledge, 2012

 Herrero Delicado, Gonzalo and Thompson, Rose (eds)  Eco-Visionaries: Conversations on a Planet in a State of Emergency. (London, Royal Academy of Arts, 2019)

Hill, David (2004) ‘Beyond Landscape? ’, Land2. Available at:

Huggan, Graham, and Tiffin Jeremy, Postcolonial ecocriticism : literature, animals, environment (London: Routledge, 2010)

Kester, G., Ground works : environmental collaboration in contemporary art. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University, 2005)

Kwon, M., One place after another : site-specific art and locational identity Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2004

Lippard, Lucy On the beaten track : tourism, art, and place, Virago, 2000

Lippard, Lucy R. 1998. The lure of the local : senses of place in a multicentered society. New York: New Press.

Matless, D. 2018. "The Anthroposcenic: Landscape in the Anthroposcene", British Art Studies, Issue 10, Yale: Yale Centre for British Art

Matless, D.2017. “The Anthroposcenic”, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 42, no. 3 363–376.

Neal, Lucy, Playing for time : Making art as if the world mattered, Oberon Books, 2015

Pollock, G. (2004) ‘Art ‘after Landscape’: memory, place and identity’

Raine, Anne, Embodied Geographies: Subjectivity and Materiality in the Work of Ana Mendieta. in Generations and geographies in the visual arts : feminist readings, ed. Griselda Pollock London: Routledge, 1996. pp. 228 -249

Richardson, Tina (ed) Walking inside out : contemporary British psychogeography Rowman and Littlefield International, 2015

Rogoff, Irit Terra infirma : geography's visual culture. London, Routledge, 2000

Sekules, Veronica Cultures of the countryside : art, museum, heritage, and environment, 1970-2015 ISBN: 9781472423467, Routledge, 2017 Chapter 7 The Local Contemporary   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Schama, Simon, Landscape and Memory (New York: Knopf, 1995)

Soper, Kate, What is nature? : culture, politics and the non-human Oxford: Blackwell, 1995

Soper, Kate. Nature/’nature’ in FutureNatural : nature, science, culture, ed George Robertson et al. London: Routledge 1996. pp.22-34

Tucker, J. 2019. Walking backwards: art between places in twenty-first-century Britain in Borthwick D. Marland P. and Stenning, A. (eds) Walking, Landscape and Environment (Routledge Research in Landscape and Environmental Design) London: Routledge.

Tufnell, Ben. Land art ISBN: 1854376047 (pbk.); 9781854376046 (pbk.), London: Tate Gallery Publications, 2006,

Wallis, Brian and Kastner, Jeffrey, Land and environmental art London: Phaidon Press 2010

Williams, Gilda, How to write about contemporary art / Gilda Williams.London : Thames & Hudson, 2014

Online Course Readings

Williams, Gilda, (2014) Section 3, Part 1: The Ropes How to Write Contemporary Art Formats: How to write an academic essay. FROM: Williams, Gilda, How to write about contemporary art ISBN: 9780500291573; 0500291578. pp.107-125. London: Thames & Hudson. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva [19] | 9780500291573 | Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE


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