Resources

Resources on the Theory and Practice of Ecoart
The following print and online resources provide a starting point for understanding the history, theory, and practice of ecological art.


Suggested Readings (below)


Beardsley, John. Earthworks and Beyond: Contemporary Art in the Landscape (3rd edition). New York: Abbeville Press, 1998.

Boettger, Suzaan. Earthworks: Art and the Landscape of the Sixties. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

Brookner, Jackie, ed. Art and Ecology. Art Journal, Vol. 51 (1992): 8-88.Gablik, Suzi. The Reenchantment of Art. New York:Thames and Hudson, 1991.

Grande, John K. Art Nature Dialogues. New York:SUNY Press, 2004.Grande, John K. Balance: Art and Nature. Montreal: Black Rose Books, 1994.

Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art (exhibition catalog). Pittsburgh, PA: Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005.

Heartney, Eleanor. From Destruction to Reclamation: Art and the Environment in the Nineties.Winston-Salem, N.C.: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art,1993.

Kastner, Jeffrey, ed. Land and Environmental Art. Survey by Brian Wallis. London: Phaidon, 1998.

Lacy, Suzanne, ed. Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art. Seattle: Bay Press, 1995.

Lippard, Lucy. Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society. New York:The New Press,
1998.

Lippard, Lucy. On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place. New York: The New Press, 1999.

Matilsky, Barbara C. Fragile Ecologies: Contemporary Artists Interpretations and Solutions. New York:Rizzoli International, 1992.

Miles, Malcolm, ed. New Practices New Pedagogies. New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2005.

Nemitz, Barbara, ed. Trans Plant, Living Vegetation in Contemporary Art. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz; New York, N.Y.: Distributed in U.S. by D.A.P., 2000.

Oakes, Baile, ed. Sculpting with the Environment: A Natural Dialogue. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.

Sonfist, Alan. Art in the Land: A Critical Anthology of Environmental Art. New York:E.P. Dutton, 1983.

Spaid, Sue. (Sue Spaid and Amy Lipton, curators) Ecovention: Current Art to Transform Ecologies. Cincinnati: The Contemporary Arts Center, greenmuseum.org, ecoartspace, 2002.

Strelow, Heike. ed. Ecology of Aesthetics: Theory and Praxis of an Artistic Landscape Design. Basel, Berlin, Boston: Birkhäuser, 2000.

Strelow, Heike. ed. and curator, Natural Reality: Artistic Positions between Nature and Culture.

Stuttgart: Ludwig Forum for International Art, DACO, 1999.

Weintraub, Linda with Skip Schuckmann. Avant-Guardians: Texlets on Ecology and Art. Rhinebeck, New York: Artnow Publications, 2006.

Ashdendirectory.org.uk: The Ashden Directory is a website that brings together environmentalism and the performing arts. It also provides news, interviews, and reviews, as well as a searchable directory of companies, performers, storytellers and artists who work with environmental themes. There is a searchable list of current and historic productions on this theme as well.

Ecoartspace: A nonprofit organization working internationally with individuals and organizations who are interested in creating radical approaches to restoring the earth. Using art as a tool, ecoartspace aims to inspire communities into action when addressing environmental issues.

Community Arts Network:Extensive site on community-based art practice, across arts disciplines and populations, and addressing activism, community development, corrections, cultural democracy, education, environment, health, and spirituality.

Green Arts: A comprehensive bibliography on environmentalart plus additional resources.

Greenmuseum: Extensive site on environmental art practice including practicing artists, writing, opportunities, and dialog.

WEAD: Women Environmental Artists Directory: Listing of women arts professionals concerned with environmental issues. Also available in print.

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