Reviews a welcome addition to any university level collection on contemporary art art libraries society of north americathe book is a wonderful hybrid both a collection of essays and a catalog of projects by artists engaged in contemporary land use. A groundswell of art since the turn of the millennium has engaged the politics of land use addressing topics from the widespread privatization of public spaces and resources to anthropogenic climate change borderland conflicts the occupy movement and the rhetoric of sustainable development . Critical landscapes art space politics edited by emily eliza scott and kirsten swenson format e book published oakland california university of california press 2015 description 1 online resource url. One of the first comprehensive treatments of land use in contemporary art critical landscapes skillfully surveys the stakes and concerns of recent land based practices outlining the art historical contexts methodological strategies and geopolitical phenomena. Get this from a library critical landscapes art space politics emily eliza scott kirsten swenson from francis als and ursula biemann to vivan sundaram allora calzadilla and the center for urban pedagogy some of the most compelling artists today are engaging with the politics of land use
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