Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Research point

Photography: Nature vs. urban sprawl This type of photography is very important, as it shows the (often negative) ways we are changing (often taking over) the natural landscape. It makes one think hard about the consequences of our modern world, that our whole way of living (comfort, urbanization, technology, consumerism, agriculture) is in direct conflict… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – Research point

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Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – New Topographics

New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, 1975 Shift from traditional portrayals of landscape; industrial development, growing urbanity America in the 70s, effect of man on landscape. Photographers: Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, and Henry Wessel, Jr.; all shot black and white… Continue reading Part 4, Project 3 (A sense of place) – New Topographics

Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban

Room One: Urban (p.27-46) Artists Doug Aitken Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster Jean and Louise Wilson Richard Hamilton Victor Pasmore Liam Gillick Dan Graham Borjan Sarcevic Stan Douglas Thomas Struth Points of interest 'To live in the city, must we assume the position of the anonymous stranger?' (p.27) 'Home can be motion at times.' Doug Aitken (p.28) '...an architectural protagonist… Continue reading Project 4 (Time and place) – Room One: Urban