Category Archives: Research and Reflection

Assignment 1 Rework: A Pretty Landskip of His Own Possessions

I have reworked assignment 1 following my tutor’s comments that the pictures needed to be presented more effectively to allow a better understanding of my intentions. The rework returns to Joseph Addison’s 1712 essay (3) that described the new thinking that led … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Tutor Feedback

Overall Comments You present a thorough and exhaustive exploration for this first assignment. The body of work is well referenced and analysed within its historical, social and political context. There is a a good mix of cultural analysis interspersed with … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Contact Sheets

There were three distinct sets of edited images that I considered developing for assignment 1. The first set were picturesque representations of the Stourhead landscape but cropped as panoramas to disrupt the idea of using a conventional 4:3 or 10:8 … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: A Pretty Landskip of His Own Possessions

Background In 1724 Henry Hoare II, known to the Hoare family as Henry the “Magnificent”, inherited Stourhead which had been acquired by his father in 1717 for the princely sum of £14,000 (1: p.5). As well as acquiring the rather run-down … Continue reading

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A1: Context and References

Notes on Context I came to this project on the back of my research into the history of landscape art, an investigation that touched on painting, photography and landscape gardening, mediums that turned out to be surprisingly interrelated. The essays that … Continue reading

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A1 Research: Jem Southam – Two Rivers

Landscape photography is a broad church and when compared with the other main genres of photography it is perhaps the one that comes with the most historical baggage. I have discussed at some length its roots in landscape painting (here)  but beyond … Continue reading

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A1 Research: Stourhead

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