What is New Topographics?
New Topographics is the term created in 1975 by William Jenkins to describe photographers whose work was mostly formal black and white images of urban landscapes. He felt their aesthetic was banal, but the photographers felt their compositions were as important as natural landscapes.Artwork by Bernd & Hilla Becher
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ARTWORKS RELATED TO NEW TOPOGRAPHICS
Egg (from the Domestic Tranquility Series), 1974
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A printing technique in which an image is carved into a woodblock surface typically using gouges while leaving the surface level with the printing parts. Areas cut away by the artist carry no ink while images or characters carry ink for producing the desired print. Cutting is done along the wood's grain unlike in wood engraving in which the block is cut at the end-grain. Surface is inked using an ink-covered roller that's rolled on the surface so as to leave ink on the flat surface and not on non-printing areas.
A creation of etched objects or plates by use of a strong mordant or acid to cut unprotected parts in a metal surface so as to create a desired design in the relief(Intaglio) in the metal. In the present day art especially in manufacturing, other types of chemicals are used depending on the material types available for use.