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From the Library — Art and Ecology Now


‘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 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.



From land art and earthworks in the 1960s to conceptual art of the new millennium, ecology-focused art has been a prominent genre in the art world for decades. This book offers a look into the recent explosion in contemporary art that deals directly with nature, the environment, climate change, and ecology. Organized into six thematic chapters, art & ecology now moves through the various levels of artists' engagement from those who document and reflect on nature, to those who use the physical environment as their raw material for their art, and committed activists who set out to make the art that transforms both our attitudes and our habitats.


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Art & Ecology Now, Andrew Brown, 2014


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