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Bastard countryside

Author: Robin Friend; Robert Macfarlane
Publisher: [London] : Published by Loose Joints, Tilburg : Unicum. [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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"Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the 'bastard countryside': "somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures". Friend's large-format colour images scrutinise these inbetween, unkempt, and often surreal marginal areas of the country, highlighting frictions between the pastoral sublime and the discarded,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Friend; Robert Macfarlane
ISBN: 1912719045 9781912719044
OCLC Number: 1077789146
Notes: Photobook.
Published & designed by Loose Joints.
Edit & sequence: Robin Friend and Loose Joints.
Orange boards with black lettering and images pasted to front and back boards.
Description: 104 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations, photographs ; 28 cm
Responsibility: Robin Friend ; essay by Robert Macfarlane.

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"Bastard Countryside collects together 15 years worth of exploration within the British landscape, dwelling on what Victor Hugo called the 'bastard countryside': "somewhat ugly but bizarre, made up of two different natures". Friend's large-format colour images scrutinise these inbetween, unkempt, and often surreal marginal areas of the country, highlighting frictions between the pastoral sublime and the discarded, often polluted reality of the present.Starting from a classical landscape tradition, Friend's meticulous 5x4 photographs are given heightened effect through exaggerations of colour and composition, embodying a friction between British pastoral ideals and present reality. In particular, Friend follows moments in which the expected narrative of the landscape is rudely interrupted: often through leakage, pollution, or the wreckage and containment of nature.In his accompanying essay, writer Robert Macfarlane describes Bastard Countryside as "a vision par excellence of our synthetic 'modern nature'- produced by assemblage and entanglement rather than purity and distinction". Contained within Friend's photographs are "hard questions [...] about what kinds of landscape one might wish either to pass through or to live in; about what versions of 'modern nature' might be worth fighting for, and why." -- Publisher's website.

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