Zones of tension: desertification and despoilation in Frederick Sommer’s Arizona photographs 1939-1945
Timberlake, John (2011) Zones of tension: desertification and despoilation in Frederick Sommer’s Arizona photographs 1939-1945. In: Landscape & Eschatology, Friday, 13 January 2012, Tate Britain.
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As a solo authored contribution to one of two panels for a conference at Tate Britain 13 January 2012 organised in collaboration with Martin Myrone, Curator, Tate Britain, and Dr Joy Sleeman, Art Historian, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, my paper looks at desertification and despoilation as themes in the work of the landscape photographer Frederick Sommer (1905-1999). The paper considers the radical innovations in formal composition in Sommer's work as reflective of modernist revisions and breaks with C19th tropes of the sublime. The paper also considers Sommer's influences and legacy in the light of later C20th and contemporary photography.
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|Research Areas:||A. Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts|
A. Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Art Practice as Investigation cluster
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