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Art & Ecology Now

Andrew Brown


Explores contemporary art that uses nature, ecology and the environment as a central theme

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‘Eco’ awareness has had an enormous impact, not least in the art world. This accessible and thought-provoking book is the first in-depth exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists are confronting nature, the environment, climate change and ecology.

The book moves through the various levels of artists’ engagement, from those who act as independent commentators, documenting and reflecting on nature, to those who use the physical environment as the raw material for their art, and those committed activists who set out to make art that transforms both our attitudes and our habits.

More than 340 illustrations feature the work of 95 artists and art collectives from all over the world, including 'The Artist as Family', Nyaba Leon Ouedraogo, Yao Lu, Tue Greenfort, Eva Jospin, Ravi Agarwal, Nadav Kander, Naoya Hatakeyama, Tattfoo Tan, Berndnaut Smilde, Simon Starling, and Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla.

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'The sheer diversity of the resulting work is impressive … genuinely global'
The Art Newspaper

'Intriguing … a bold attempt to strike a new direction for ecological art'
The Ecologist

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Book Details

Format: Board covered paperback

Size: 26.5 x 22.0 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 343

Publication date: 5 May 2014

ISBN: 9780500239162

Contents List

Introduction • 1. Re/View • 2. Re/Form • 3. Re/Search • 4. Re/Use • 5. Re/Create • 6. Re/Act

About the Author

Andrew Brown is a specialist in modern and contemporary art, and a former strategy officer for the visual arts at Arts Council England.