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Earth in focus: the complex sculptures of land art and their 'big picture' effect, as seen through the lens of photography and film (1960s - 1970s)

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This dissertation focuses on previously unstudied material of the films and photographs of Land Art – or Earth Art, as it is sometimes interchangeably called – in which the reciprocal relation between the Land Art sculptures in situ (earthworks) and lens-based media is considered. It introduces the notion of ‘complex sculptures’, sculptures that are not only site-specific, located within the landscape or in an exhibition space, but also time-specific, mediated through photography,...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Ruskin School of Art
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Supervisor
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Supervisor
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AHRC tuition fees
Scatcherd Scholarship (maintenance)
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Programme:
Sir Bryan Cartledge Scholarship
Grant:
Scatcherd Scholarship (maintenance)
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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