Abstract Landscapes and Social Visions: Reading Southwestern Photobooks

Audrey Goodman, Associate Professor of English, Georgia State University

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm

Abstract Landscapes and Social Visions: Reading Southwestern PhotobooksColloquium by Audrey Goodman, October 20, 2010.Abstract Landscapes and Social Visions: Reading Southwestern PhotobooksColloquium by Audrey Goodman, October 20, 2010.

During the twentieth century, Southwestern photographers often focused on the beauty of the region. Some, however, also dramatized the differences between aesthetic and social approaches to landscape. This talk will explore the interplay between image and text by Edward Weston and Charis Wilson in their book California and the West (1940).

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