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Andrew Patrizio

humanities, the discipline can ‘find the inspirational courage to move beyond an exclusive concern for the human … and to embrace more planetary intellectual challenges’. 1 The ecological eye as a project is distinctive in its aim to blend neglected ecocritical art histories of the past with sympathetic political ecologies that have hitherto made little impact. And these domains hybridise within these pages, again in distinct ways, with forward-looking trajectories in posthumanism, new materialism and ecological theory. A revitalisation is in the offing, with this book

in The ecological eye
Andrew Patrizio

such images. Timothy Clark puts it well: ‘This is the planet as the human archive, foundation of all cultural memory, the fragile material matrix of all inscription, self-relation and commemoration.’ 2 From the introductory textbooks to the specialist literatures of art history, chapter headings, indexes and bibliographies weigh heavy with references to a vast range of topics, themes and positions – yet often they are virtually bereft of explicit discussions of the environment, ecology and green thinking. Though normative treatments of ‘landscape’ and ‘nature’ of

in The ecological eye
Andrew Patrizio

damage inevitably and directly impacts us and all of the participants and emerging forms in intra-actions. An ecology of color and light is inclusive: it includes human beings, bodies, cultures, practices, and the vast array of more-than-human biotic and abiotic factors.’ 10 In the post-Darwinian literature, the sense expressed by Ernst Haeckel in General Morphology (1866) that ‘substance, form and energy’ are somehow bound in a ‘unity of all organic and inorganic nature’ through their relatedness, was widely appreciated. 11 More influentially, Henri Bergson

in The ecological eye
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Andrew Vincent

technology and new types of community. Bookchin refers to this Second Nature as the ‘new animism’. As we evolve, we see ourselves as ‘nature rendered self-conscious and intelligent’. In social ecology we co-operate with the implicit teleology of nature. 35 A more restrained and less teleological argument can be found in other thinkers. Barry, for example, articulates the point that we are biological as well as

in Political concepts
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Paying attention – environmental justice and ecocritical art history
Andrew Patrizio

and bind it to more immediate material factors. At the other end of the spectrum, an art historian who confines discussion to singular artefacts, perhaps with an eye towards provenance, authenticity and even market worth, might see another kind of value in positioning these objects into wider political and cultural ecologies that they would ordinarily consider as operating on too abstract or unknowable a level. Close scrutiny of the more distant shaping forces that press upon an object can supplement a carefully developed empiricism, create a new kind of value and

in The ecological eye
Owain Jones

this is to say that modernism is an anti-ecological form of knowledge both in its impact on ecology – or the three ecologies set out by Félix Guattari (2000, and see below) – and in its reductive stances. Pragmatism and related non-representational approaches, in contrast, are potentially ecological forms of knowledge that embrace the interconnectivity of all things and have an evolutionary understanding of how the earth and cosmos advance through space-time in a burgeoning becoming of which they are part. In this chapter, I seek to highlight the links between

in The power of pragmatism
Roberta Lammers

11 Initiating ecological restoration and community relationships at a satellite campus Roberta Lammers L oyola University of Chicago purchased the former St. Joseph’s Seminary, located in rural Woodstock, Illinois, near the village of Bull Valley, in May 2010 for the purpose of developing a retreat and ecology campus. I have worked on the ecological aspect of the retreat centre, especially the ecological restoration, since its inception. In the process I have interacted with many people in the community, most of whom I had not known before and most of whom had

in University engagement and environmental sustainability
Andrew Patrizio

, but rather ‘a continuous process of nurturing anarchist subjectivities’. 20 The fractal character of anarchism supports art history’s account of human creativity, value and relation, nurturing this ecological sensibility based on principles of nonhierarchical aesthetic and political subjectivities. This can be seen as part of a larger political project to ‘decolonize or revitalize the lifeworld’ as a form of resistance and ‘redirecting the system’ in whatever ways are available to us. 21 I have used ‘social ecology’ as a near synonym for anarchy, for

in The ecological eye
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Fishing for answers
Myra Seaman

Most manuscript scholars trust that there are answers to be found in books and that careful research will turn these answers up. Alexandra Gillespie, ‘Manuscripts’ This book has argued by example that the simple act of reading an everyday household manuscript collection seriously muddies the waters of our placid hermeneutic pools. Immersion in the full ecology of the manuscript stirs up items previously settled at the bottom

in Objects of affection
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Quality and processes of qualification
Mark Harvey, Andrew McMeekin, and Alan Warde

and methodological standpoints, of course, some avenues are opened up, while others are passed by. In this final section, we reflect on some major considerations about quality of food that might constitute significant and unexplored avenues. There are four main avenues, and they are broad: biology and ecology; history and cuisine; cooking and eating; innovation and competition. They join at a roundabout, around which circulate questions concerning the specificity of quality of food. Are the registers to quality in food different from those to quality in music

in Qualities of food