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Synthetic Visions

J.A.P. Alexander

Jesse Alexander is a freelance photographer, writer and educator. He has contributed articles and criticism for numerous print and online photographic publications and has taught photography and visual culture in colleges and universities in the UK. Jesse completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and continues to pursue documentary projects that explore our socio-political relationship to the landscape and our environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Perspectives on Place : Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... over both the focal plane and perspective, the scale of large-format negatives offers exceptional image detail in enlarged prints (see p. 33). The movements of the front standard are especially helpful in interior and architectural...

Introduction: Where is the Landscape?

J.A.P. Alexander

Jesse Alexander is a freelance photographer, writer and educator. He has contributed articles and criticism for numerous print and online photographic publications and has taught photography and visual culture in colleges and universities in the UK. Jesse completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and continues to pursue documentary projects that explore our socio-political relationship to the landscape and our environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Perspectives on Place : Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... stereotypes and misconceptions of what landscape art looks like. Perhaps the most useful way of understanding the nature of landscape is through W.J.T. Mitchell’s assertion that “landscape” is more usefully understood through its form as a verb (to...

Taming the View

J.A.P. Alexander

Jesse Alexander is a freelance photographer, writer and educator. He has contributed articles and criticism for numerous print and online photographic publications and has taught photography and visual culture in colleges and universities in the UK. Jesse completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and continues to pursue documentary projects that explore our socio-political relationship to the landscape and our environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Perspectives on Place : Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... and something much more enigmatic. O’Sullivan was also one of the most celebrated battlefield photographers of the American Civil War (see p. 164).Landscape pictures can offer us, I think, three varieties—geography, autobiography, and metaphor....

Land Marks

J.A.P. Alexander

Jesse Alexander is a freelance photographer, writer and educator. He has contributed articles and criticism for numerous print and online photographic publications and has taught photography and visual culture in colleges and universities in the UK. Jesse completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and continues to pursue documentary projects that explore our socio-political relationship to the landscape and our environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Perspectives on Place : Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... Robertson (1813–1888), and Felice Beato (1832–1909), who witnessed the Crimean conflict in Europe, and Alexander Gardner (1821–1882) and his contemporaries, who photographed the American Civil War during the following decade. The photographs...

Defining Nature

J.A.P. Alexander

Jesse Alexander is a freelance photographer, writer and educator. He has contributed articles and criticism for numerous print and online photographic publications and has taught photography and visual culture in colleges and universities in the UK. Jesse completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and continues to pursue documentary projects that explore our socio-political relationship to the landscape and our environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Perspectives on Place : Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... period examined this discussion in relation to the gender construct of women (nature) and men (culture). See p. 136. See also M. MacCormack and C. Strathen, Nature, Culture & Gender (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980). However,...

Landscape and Power

J.A.P. Alexander

Jesse Alexander is a freelance photographer, writer and educator. He has contributed articles and criticism for numerous print and online photographic publications and has taught photography and visual culture in colleges and universities in the UK. Jesse completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport and continues to pursue documentary projects that explore our socio-political relationship to the landscape and our environment. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Perspectives on Place : Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography

Fairchild Books, 2015

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... revolution itself. Coalbrookdale, which lies next to the River Severn in England, was a popular point on the picturesque circuit in the late seventeenth century (see p. 64). The melodrama of Philip James de Loutherbourg’s painting...