The British Landscape by John Davies. First edition (2006). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. No markings. The book comes with a dust jacket and transparent PVC protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The British Landscape
So, edited from 25 years of work (1979 – 2005) The British Landscape is a collation of John Davies, revealing landscapes. Rich in detail and narrative and contrasting scenes of nature that are apparently untouched by humans with tracts of land that have been scoured and pillaged and yet endure his sweeping images “often taken from a high vantage point” reveal how a seemingly permanent and prosperous society can swiftly decline leaving only rapidly fading traces of its existence.
“John Davies is one of today’s most outstanding British photographers, he became famous through his research on the English industrial landscape, observed in vast and detailed views…
John Davies’s work belongs to the world of contemporary documentary photography. Faithful to a refined, pure black and white, taken on as the absolute rule of a subtle, analytic style. He chooses the vastness of space inhabited by the powerful elements of nature and the contradictory ones of culture to operate in two directions. On the one hand, the evocation of emotional states through the photographic rendering of a space-light that is alive, almost metaphysical, and recalls the symbolisation of the forces of nature in Turner. On the other, a crystal-clear gaze that sounds the material aspects of the contemporary landscape which is tied to the development of the productive activities and also concrete structuring of the world through the molding power of economy and property”.
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