In this major work on landscape photography, extensively illustrated in colour and black & white, Liz Wells is concerned with the ways in which photographers engage with issues about land, its representation and idealisation. She demonstrates how the visual interpretation of land as landscape reflects and reinforces contemporary political, social and environmental attitudes. She also asks what is at stake in landscape photography now through placing critical appraisal of key examples of work by photographers working in, for example, the USA, in Europe, Scandinavia and Baltic areas, within broader art historical and political concerns. This illuminating book will interest readers in photography and media, geography, art history and travel, as well as those concerned with environmental issues.

chapter |18 pages


chapter 1|40 pages


Time, Space, Place, Aesthetics

chapter 2|48 pages

A North American Place

Land and Settlement

chapter 3|54 pages

After The Frontier

Environment and The West

chapter 4|50 pages

Pastoral Heritage

Britain Viewed Through A Critical Lens

chapter 5|50 pages

Views from The North

Landscape, Photography and National Identity

chapter 6|42 pages

Sense of Location

Topography, Journey, Memory