The Ecological Eye: Assembling an Ecocritical Art History

Andrew Patrizio, Amelia Jones (Editor), Marsha Meskimmon (Editor)

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In the popular imagination, art history remains steeped in outmoded notions of tradition, material value and elitism. How can we awaken, define and orientate an ecological sensibility within the history of art? Building on the latest work in the discipline, this book provides the blueprint for an 'ecocritical art history', one that is prepared to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene, climate change and global warming. Without ignoring its own histories, the book looks beyond - at politics, posthumanism, new materialism, feminism, queer theory and critical animal studies - invigorating the art-historical practices of the future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)9781526121561, 9781526121578
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2018
EventPicture Ecology. Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective: Convened in conjunction with the exhibition Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment. - Princeton University, Princeton, United States
Duration: 7 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

Publication series

NameRethinking Art's Histories
PublisherManchester University Press


  • ecology
  • art history
  • Anthropocene
  • art practice
  • ecocriticism


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