Nature and artifice : Nadav Kander's Yangtze, The Long River

Stara, Alexandra (2019) Nature and artifice : Nadav Kander's Yangtze, The Long River. In: Adler, Gerald and Guerci, Manolo, (eds.) Riverine : architecture and rivers. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. ISBN 9781138681750

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This chapter discusses recent photographic work that illuminates one of the most ancient encounters between nature and artifice – that of river and city – an encounter which acquires renewed significance in our fraught late modernity. Through this discussion, the study aims to contribute to the argument about the relevance of photography as both an interpretative and poetic device for architecture and landscape. Nadav Kander’s photographic series Yangtze: The Long River (2006-08) is the specific focus here. Beyond its subject matter, Kander’s work interrogates the tension between natural and artificial – understood as ‘found’ and ‘constructed’ – in the photographic process itself.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Area: Architecture and the built environment
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (until 2017)
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Depositing User: Alexandra Stara
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 15:41

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