Picture Ecology

Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective

Edited by Karl Kusserow

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A diverse set of contributions to the expanding field of ecocritical studies

Seeking a broad reexamination of visual culture through the lenses of ecocriticism, environmental justice, and animal studies, this compendium offers a diverse range of art-historical criticism formulated within an ecological context. Picture Ecology brings together scholars whose contributions extend chronologically and geographically from 11th-century Chinese painting to contemporary photography of California wildfires. The book’s 17 interdisciplinary essays provide a dynamic, cross-cultural approach to an increasingly vital area of study, emphasizing the environmental dimensions inherent in the content and materials of aesthetic objects. Picture Ecology provides valuable new approaches for considering works of art, in ways that are timely, intellectually stimulating, and universally significant.

Karl Kusserow is John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum.
ISBN: 9780300254266
Publication Date: November 30, 2021
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Princeton University Art Museum
256 pages, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2
170 color illus.
Nature’s Nation

American Art and Environment

Karl Kusserow and Alan C. Braddock

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