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Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Leah Modigliani


Engendering an avant-garde: the unsettled landscapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism is the first book to comprehensively examine the origins of Vancouver photo-conceptualism in its regional context between 1968 and 1990. Employing discourse analysis of texts written by and about artists, feminist critique, and settler colonial theory, the book discusses the historical transition from artists’ creation of ‘defeatured landscapes’ between 1968-1971 to their cinematographic photographs of the late 1970s, and the backlash against such work by other artists in the late 1980s. This book analyses Je ... More

Keywords: Photo-conceptualism, discourse analysis, feminist critique, Vancouver School, settler colonial, Jeff Wall, Ian Wallace, defeatured landscape, conceptual art, Emily Carr

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526101198
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leah Modigliani, author
Assistant Professor of Visual Studies at Tyler School of Art at Temple University