Jens Andermann is reader in Latin American and Luso-Brazilian Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the coeditor of Images of Power. Ordentlicher Professor f├╝r Iberoromanische Literaturwissenschaft mit besonderer Ber├╝cksichtigung der Literaturen ausserhalb Europas. Jens Andermann. Chair of Latin American and Luso-Brazilian Studies. [email protected] Modernity and the Landscape in Latin America: Aesthetics, Politics, Ecology.

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The Optic of the State offers a fascinating critique of the visual aspects of national mythology.

Moving from botanical explorations ansermann early modernity, through the legacies jehs mid-twentieth-century landscape design, up to present struggles for the rights of nature and speculative post-human creations, the critical essays and visual contributions in this anthology use interdisciplinary encounters to reimagine the landscape and how we inhabit it.

For more information, or to order this book, please visit https: The careful presentation of artifacts and spectacles was also aimed abroad in order to win the favor of European imperial powers and thereby acquire a competitive place in the nascent global economy of the late nineteenth century.


Prof. Dr. Jens Andermann

He is the coeditor of Images of Power: About Contact News Giving to the Press. The Optic of the State traces the production of nationalist imaginaries through the public visual representation of modern state formation in Brazil and Argentina. Yet amid fracking, deep sea drilling, biopiracy, and all the other environmental ravages of late capitalism, we are brought to re-examine the terms of landscape formations. In what ways might artistic, scholarly, and scientific work on nature abdermann our thinking amdermann seeing the world as something we act on, and instead give agency to the landscape itself?

Iconography, Culture and the State in Latin America.

Natura: Environmental Aesthetics After Landscape, Andermann, Blackmore, Daron

Neolithic Childhood Anselm Franke. As Jens Andermann reveals, the foundational visions of national heritage, territory, and social and ethnic composition were conceived and implemented, but also disputed and contested, in a complex interplay between government, cultural, and scientific institutions and actors, as a means of propagating political agendas and power throughout the emerging states.


The purpose of these imaginaries was to vindicate the political upheavals of the recent past and secure the viability of the newly independent states through a sense of historic destiny and inevitable evolution.

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Outside the USA, see our international sales information. For poets, artists, philosophers, and even environmental jrns and historians, the landscape has long constituted a surface onto which to project visions of utopia beyond modernity and capitalism. Natura takes up this challenge, exploring how recent activist practices and eco-artistic turns in Latin America can help us to reconfigure the categories of nature and the human.

University of Chicago Press: Scripted Culture Ines Kleesattel.