Art & Ecology Now

Art & Ecology Now

  1. Andrew Brown
  • ISBN 9780500239162
  • 26.50 x 22.00 cm
  • Board covered paperback
  • 256pp
  • 343 Illustrations, 338 in colour
  • First published 2014

‘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 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

Art and Ecology Now
Art and Ecology Now

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.

        Introduction: ‘At the Radical Edge of Life’
        Chapter 1: Re/View
        Chapter 2: Re/Form
        Chapter 3: Re/Search
        Chapter 4: Re/Use
        Chapter 5: Re/Create
        Chapter 6: Re/Act
    Further Reading
    Picture Credits