“To Life! offers a great deal. . . . This volume will be an indispensable addition to fine art libraries, museum collections, and libraries focusing on environmental science and conservation. . . . Highly recommended.”—J. Decker, Georgetown College Choice
“I believe this book will become an essential reference work for all those working as, or thinking of becoming, eco artists."—Rob Harle Leonardo
“Weintraub visually and descriptively untangles the complexity of eco-art practices. . . . This book is not only ideal for students but should also be essential reading for educators and curators alike. To Life! shines a long overdue light on the work of eco-artists and it will surely inspire students and all those who read it.”—Penny Skerrett Green World
"The book is a work of artist profiling and art theory, woven with clear and thoughtful insight. It belongs on the bookshelf of every intelligentsia."—Allison Schulz The California Journal of Women Writers
"To life! is thus offered to inspire more attempts to find ways out of our problems."—Martin Spray Ecologist
"Linda Weintraub creates the first thorough and illuminating study for rethinking the environmental impact of art practices, and the meaning of aesthetics, in relation to larger ecosystems. Through a carefully curated selection of international artists, she lays the foundation for a deeper analysis of the complexity and diversity of eco practices, linking these to other movements, past and present. The critical language is accessible and invaluable for understanding and analyzing the historical and conceptual underpinnings of ecologically based art works. All those interested in shaping the uncertain future will find To Life!
a must-read."—Patricia Olynyk, Artist, Director, Graduate School of Art, Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.
"To Life! is an informative guide that illuminates and elucidates environmental problems and ecological relationships. This remarkable multidisciplinary effort cuts the jargon of both the art and science worlds to bring the inspiration and insights of EcoArt to environmentalists, conservationists, and the general public."—Daniel Simberloff, Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Tennessee
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