Landscapes of extraction : the art of mining in the American West (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Landscapes of extraction : the art of mining in the American West

Author: Betsy Fahlman; James R Swensen; Barbara L Jones; William L Fox; Phoenix Art Museum,
Publisher: Munich : Hirmer ; Phoenix, Arizona : Phoenix Art Museum, [2021]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Landscapes of Extraction" explores the art of mining, the transformative industry of the American West, competing in sublimity and striking colour with the natural scenic landscape on its own terms. These landscapes of enterprise altered the natural environment on a spectacular scale, with open pit mines, coal tips and oil rigs. How artists portrayed the mining industry in the American West is explored with four  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition, pictorial works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Betsy Fahlman; James R Swensen; Barbara L Jones; William L Fox; Phoenix Art Museum,
ISBN: 9783777437538 3777437530
OCLC Number: 1237354741
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, November 7, 2021-March 6, 2022.
Description: 176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Director's foreword --
Acknowledgements --
Landscapes of extraction : the art of mining in the American West / Betsy Fahlman --
Bound and boundless : New Deal documentation of mining in the American West, 1936-1942 / James R. Swensen --
Coal extraction in Pennsylvania : art and regionalism / Barbara L. Jones --
Overburden / William L. Fox --
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Other Titles: Art of mining in the American West
Responsibility: Betsy Fahlman.

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Landscapes of Extraction" explores the art of mining, the transformative industry of the American West, competing in sublimity and striking colour with the natural scenic landscape on its own terms. These landscapes of enterprise altered the natural environment on a spectacular scale, with open pit mines, coal tips and oil rigs. How artists portrayed the mining industry in the American West is explored with four essays. Artworks were inspired by the multiple landscapes created by large-scale mining, the towns that grew up around them, and the miners and their families who lived and worked there. The industry shaped communities and landscapes throughout the West: Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. The book gives a powerful regional narrative that is a fundamental element of national identity played out on a vast geographical scale. Exhibition: Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA (07.11.2021 - 06.03.20220)

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"Landscapes of Extraction reveals the rich historical heritage of a significant body of regional art that was inspired by an important industry considered over a vast region. Extractive industries Read more...

 
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