Between home and heaven : contemporary American landscape photography from the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation Collection of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

by National Museum of American Art (U.S.)

Format: Print Book 1992
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r TR660.5 .N37 1992
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r TR660.5 .N37 1992
A lavishly illustrated catalogue containing nearly 150 photographs (both color and bandw) by some 50 young photographers to accompany a major exhibit presented by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American Art. Most of the images date to the late 1980s and encompass a wide variety of styles. The volume is 121/2x10" and a number of the photographs are double-page spreads. Includes topical essays by Merry A. Foresta, Karal Ann Marling, and Stephen Jay Gould. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "They're not making landscape photographs the way they used to. Instead of the lush tributes to untouched wilderness of an Ansel Adams or the abstract beauties of a Harry Callahan, ecological-political critique occupies the new landscapists. The hand of humanity lies heavily upon these views by 40 mostly younger photographers, which still afford some transcendent moments (the "heaven" of the title): John Pfahl's mystical, luminist light even when photographing nuclear power plants; Karen Halverson's brilliant color-by-car-light; Terry Evans' sublime aerial shots of human-made marks upon the land; the panoramas of Mary Peck, Lois Conner, and Mark Klett. More didactic (one almost feels guilty for being human) is work by David Hanson, Richard Misrack, Peter Goin, Allen Hess, and Anthony Lewis-Hernandez. Accompanying the landscapes is an essay by biologist Stephen Jay Gould that brings his scientist's eye, especially informed by chaos theory, to a careful viewing of the photographs. Despite its major flaw--that the smallest and biggest images are printed pretty much the same size--and too many across-the-gutter images, this important collection is commended to all art and photography libraries. (Reviewed Aug. 1992)0826313639Gretchen Garner"
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Additional Information
Subjects National Museum of American Art (U.S.) -- Exhibitions.
Landscape photography -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Publisher Washington, D.C. :National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in association with the University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, N.M.,1992
Other Titles Consolidated Natural Gas Company Collection of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Contributors Foresta, Merry A.
Gould, Stephen Jay.
Marling, Karal Ann.
Consolidated Natural Gas Company.
Carnegie Museum of Art.
New Orleans Museum of Art.
New York State Museum.
Language English
Notes "National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 6 March-28 June 1992, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 14 August-11 October 1992, New Orleans Museum of Art, 6 February-28 March 1993, the New York State Museum, Albany, New York, 1 May-28 June 1993"--T.p. verso.
Description 176 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 x 33 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 169).
ISBN 0826313639 (hc) :
0826313647 (pbk.) :
0937311049 (slip case)
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