Synthetic landscapes

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charles Richard Gantt (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Walter Barker

Abstract: My thesis work is in landscape painting. During the past two years, (1974-1976) my interests have become specialized within the general area of landscape. This specialization is manifest in the emergence of a subject which has become predominant. By subject I mean instances or occurrences within the United States' constructed urban and rural landscape, rather than a specific object. The architecture, both commercial and domestic, fostered to meet the demands of the Industrial Revolution yielded the first large-scale instances of synthesis within man's environment. Rapidly constructed functional buildings forced their rigid geometry upon the landscape. The natural organic components: trees, grasses, shrubs, rivers, and changes in elevation were re-ordered to function within the mechanical grid. Economy of form became the rule; landscape became a contained construction.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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