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The plant contract : art's return to vegetal life / by Prudence Gibson.

Author/Creator:
Gibson, Prudence, author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill/Rodopi, 2018.
Series:
Critical plant studies; 3.
Critical plant studies: philosophy, literature, culture, 2213-0659 ; volume 3
Format/Description:
Book
183 pages ; illustrations ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Nature (Aesthetics).
Plants.
Plants (Philosophy).
Philosophy of nature.
Human ecology.
Art -- Philosophy.
Summary:
The Plant Contract' argues that visual and performance art can help change our perception of the vegetal world, and can return us to nature and thought. Via an investigation into the wasteland, robotany, feminist plants, and nature rights, this phytology-love story investigates how contemporary art is mediating the effects of plant-blindness, caused by human disassociation from the natural world. It is also a gesture of respect for the genius of vegetal life, where new science proves plants can learn, communicate, remember, make decisions, and associate. Art is a litmus test for how climate change affects human perception. This book responds to that test by expressing plant-philosophy to a wider public, through an interrogation of plant-art.00.
Contents:
The wasteland and the wilding: the aesthetic of abandoned and reclaimed green spaces
Green man: human-plant hybrids
Robotany and aesthetics
Bio rights: earth of agonies and eco-punks
Eco-feminism: plants as becoming-woman
Ungrounding plant life: the after-effects
On rhizomes and dead trees.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Gibson, Prudence. Plant contract.
ISBN:
9789004353039
9004353038
OCLC:
1007066704
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