n De Arte - The lie of the land : Representations of the South African landscape, Michael Godby (Ed.) : book review

Volume 2011, Issue 84
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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At the crux of Michael Godby's argument, as put forward in , is a reality we often overlook in our day-to-day engagement with the land : that land is political and its narratives are never neutral. The compact and attractively illustrated volume, with a preface by Hayden Proud, is divided into two parts. In both the reader is provided with thoroughly contextualised interrogations of the genre of landscape art, a destabilising of the subject/artist's position and an unsettling of the very language employed in the representation of the land.

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