The Clouds: Experiments in Perception, photographs by Stephan Sagmiller


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In a project that questions the definition of nature, Stephan Sagmiller juxtaposes photographs of painted skies from dioramas at the Natural History Museum with actual skies photographed throughout the United States.

Sagmiller says, “It is not possible to entirely untangle the concept of nature from landscape photography, the history of painting, or the romantic ideals often embedded in these forms of representation. However, even a small rupture opens up the possibility for reflection and questioning: What is nature? What do we know about nature? How do we know what we know?”

Book design by Meg Birnbaum
Photographs by Stephan Sagmiller
Forward by Paula Tognarelli

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