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Vanishing white: the aesthetics of climate change [Kaybolan beyaz: iklim değişikliğinin estetiği]

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Wong, Yoong Wah Alex (2021) Vanishing white: the aesthetics of climate change [Kaybolan beyaz: iklim değişikliğinin estetiği]. Bilnet Printing, Istanbul, Turkey. ISBN 978-625-409-591-7

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Abstract

Human activities slow down when the temperature drops. The chilling, unfriendliness and extreme weather condition keeps people away. Dr. Alex finds her gentle yet harsh, hostile yet strangely alluring. She endures his presence but rarely welcoming. In a sense, the cold is his mentor. Dr. Alex aspires to bring a new perspective of capturing the frosty landscape, an epic cinematic and composition that is impossible before. With the frosting snow and ice blanket, the deep silence sounds like an eternity. As such, most of these magical white spaces and moments come and go, uncontainable, vanish. Climate change is the major pressing environmental topic in the world. This book's primary concern is to illuminate, investigate, and verify the aesthetics of climate change, focusing on the fragile world of disappearing ice, especially the apace melting glaciers in the world. By closely observing the ice changes, tracks, and trails, the aesthetics of ice formation, transformation, and vanishing ice in different corners of the world leave us further evidence of the effects of melting ice. Currently, many people are concerned and affected by the vast spread of the contagious virus around the world. Nonetheless, extreme weather and climate change are what we should worry about most since such irreversible phenomena can devastate millions of people's lives instantly. The lack of initiatives, efforts and ignorance behaviours of country leaders’ in the climate change resolution directly expose us to these threats, unprotected. This visual research affirms the importance of glaciers. It showcases the irreversible effects and the aesthetics of vanishing glaciers and icebergs’— a world of shrinking ice sheets we have never encountered before.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Climate Change, Glaciers, Iceberg, Frozenscape, Melting, Photography.
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
T Technology > TR Photography
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
ID Code:41527
Deposited By:Yoong Wah Alex Wong
Deposited On:11 Jun 2021 17:52
Last Modified:11 Jun 2021 17:52

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