This book, which accompanies a forthcoming exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, investigates the legacy of northern Romantic landscape painting in contemporary photography, sculpture and video. It presents artists' reveries on place, which transform the idealism of the Romantic tradition through the specificity of photographic representation. The book features works by some seven artists who are inspired by the northern climes in which they live, including Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Eiger Esser, Thomas Flechtner, Roni Horn and Armin Linke.
Jennifer Blessing is the Guggenheim Museum's Curator of Photography. Rebecca Solnit is an art critic and writer and the author of six acclaimed works of non-fiction, including the bestselling Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Savage Dreams: A Journey into the Hidden Wars of the American West and As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender and Art.