Publications

 

Patricia + Angus Macdonald are each the author or co-author of ten books (some of them co-authored with each-other) and have contributed to numerous other publications and conference proceedings.

In the overlapping contexts of aerial imagery, cultural landscape and environmental artworks, their self-authored publications include: The Hebrides: An aerial view of a cultural landscape (2010), Airworks (2001), Once in Europa (1999, with John Berger), Views of Gaia (2001), Granite & Green (1992), The Highlands and Islands of Scotland (1991), Order & Chaos: Views of Gaia (1990), Above Edinburgh (1989) and Shadow of Heaven (1989).

Recent books and articles by others that feature their work include: Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography (2014, Ewing, Thames & Hudson); Photography and Flight (2010, Cosgrove & Fox, Reaktion); A History of Scottish Photography (2007, Normand, Luath); The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005/6, Lenman, Ed., OUP) and conversations/reviews in the journals History of Photography (2004, Stevenson, Issue 28) and Portfolio (2000 and 2010, Lawson, Issues 31 and 52).

See Selected Publications list (below) and As authors and Features/Comment pages (links at the right or below) for details.

Their work has also been extensively published editorially by clients including government agencies, non-governmental organisations and a wide range of publishers internationally. See Editorial Uses page for a few examples.

 

Selected Publications

As authors/co-authors and/or artist-photographers:

2017: ‘Disturbance and resilience in a hIghland glen’, Macdonald, Patricia, After the Storm, Edwards, Ian (Ed.), Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, pp 22-31

2016: ‘Change in Glen Feshie: environmental change in a dynamic Cairngorms landscape’, Macdonald, Patricia, The Nature of Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Battleby, pp 12-17 [or online at: www.snh.gov.uk > Publications, data and research > Publications > Our magazine > Issue 24]

2010: The Hebrides: An aerial view of a cultural landscape (co-authors/photographers), Macdonald, Angus & Patricia, with foreword by James Hunter. Birlinn, Edinburgh

2009: ‘Marginal lands? An overview of the environmental contexts of cultural landscapes in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’, Macdonald, Patricia & Angus, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 15, No. 3, pp 108-41

2005: ‘Emergent landscapes’, Macdonald, Patricia, Journal of Visual Art Practice 4: 2+3, pp 83-96

2005: ‘Overviews of Scotland’s earth heritage’, Macdonald, Patricia, in Earth Heritage: The geological and landscape conservation magazine, 23, pp 14-15

2003: ‘”Naming” and “framing” land: labels and representation in land-use change, debate and conflict’, Macdonald, Patricia, in Deterritorialisations…Revisioning Landscapes and Politics: Dorrian, Mark & Gillian Rose (Eds), Black Dog Publications, London/New York

2001: Airworks, Macdonald, Patricia in collaboration with Angus Macdonald, Catalogue, with essay by Duncan Macmillan, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh/Boukamel Contemporary Art, London

1999: Once in Europa, Berger, John & Patricia Macdonald, (artist-photographer with Angus Macdonald, pilot; story by John Berger), Bloomsbury, London

1998: ‘The experience of landscape character’ in ‘Landscape character of Scotland’s coasts’, Hughes, Rebecca & Patricia Macdonald, in Scotland’s Living Coastline, The Stationery Office/Scottish Natural Heritage, Edinburgh

1998: ‘Enjoying landscape: ways of seeing the land’, Macdonald, Patricia, in Scotland’s Natural Heritage, 1998, 13

1995: Scottish Society for the History of Photography Annual Photographer’s Lecture: ‘To remain dissolved…: aspects of photography and language’, Macdonald, Patricia, in Studies in Photography, SSHoP c/o National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

1994: Editor/writer: 26 photographic entries, Macdonald, Patricia, in Larousse Dictionary of Women, Larousse, Paris/London

1992: Views of Gaia, Images from exhibition to mark the UK Presidency of the European Council of Ministers (Macdonald, Patricia, artist-photographer, with Angus Macdonald), London, British Council 

1992: Granite & Green, Macdonald, Angus & Patricia (co-authors/photographers), with introduction by James Naughtie, Mainstream, Edinburgh

1992: Contributor of 12 entries on photography, Macdonald, Patricia, Chambers Scottish Biographical Dictionary, Chambers, Edinburgh/New York

1991: ‘Aerial perspectives’, Macdonald, Patricia, in Photoresearcher 3, European Society for the History of Photography

1991: The Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Macdonald, Angus & Patricia (co-authors/photographers), with introduction by George Mackay Brown, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London (later edns >2001) 

1990: Order & Chaos: Views of Gaia: Photographs by Patricia Macdonald, Catalogue, Macdonald, Patricia, with Angus Macdonald; with introduction by Rebecca Coggins and essays by James Lawson and James Lovelock, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh

1989: Shadow of Heaven, Macdonald, Patricia (sole author/artist-photographer, with Angus Macdonald, pilot); with essay by novelist Dominic Cooper, Aurum, London/Rizzoli, New York

1989: Above Edinburgh, Macdonald, Angus & Patricia (co-authors/photographers); with introduction by Neal Ascherson and poems by Norman MacCaig, Mainstream, Edinburgh

1988: The Scenery of Scotland: The Structure Beneath (Macdonald, Patricia, editorial/design, & aerial photography in collaboration with Angus Macdonald, author W G Baird), National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh (later editions & reprints to 2009)

1980: Plants Invade the Land, (Macdonald, Patricia, co-author & illustrator with W G Chaloner), HMSO/Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh

As subjects (major articles):

2010: ‘Edge: Hebrides by Patricia Macdonald in collaboration with Angus Macdonald, in the form of a conversation’, Lawson, James and Patricia Macdonald, in Portfolio: the catalogue of contemporary photography in Britain, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, 52, pp 32-7

2005/6: ‘Conceptual landscapes: the aerial photographs of Patricia Macdonald’ (Special Feature entry), in Lenman, Robin (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Oxford, Oxford University Press, p 9 and two full-page plates opp. pp 42-3

2004: ‘Patricia Macdonald in conversation with Sara Stevenson’, History of Photography, 28, 1, Frontispiece & pp 43-56

2000: ‘Patricia Macdonald: Emergent Landscapes’, Lawson, James, in Portfolio: the catalogue of contemporary photography in Britain, 31, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, pp 38-43

1999: ‘The middle distance: on the photography of Patricia Macdonald’, Dorrian, Mark, in Katalog, 11: 2, Museet for Fotokunst, Ødense, Denmark

1994: ‘Views of Gaia: Patricia Macdonald’, Xu Yanjuan, Chinese Photography, 1994, Beijing

1989: ‘The Marks of Someone Travelling: Overviews and insights: Considerations of Patricia Macdonald’s Aerial Art’, Cooper, Thomas Joshua, Portfolio 3, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh

As subjects in books/group catalogues/commentary/portfolios:

2014: Ewing, William A, Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography, Thames & Hudson, pp 194 & 250

2014: Clarke, Michael, The Art of Golf, with essay by Kenneth McConkey, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, pp 40-43, 68-9 & inside front and back covers

2012: Smiles, Sam, Flight and the Artistic Imagination, with foreword by Steven Parissien, Compton Verney, Warwickshire/Paul Holberton, London, p. 40

2012: High Museum of Art, Atlanta in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, The Art of Golf, with essays by Rand Jerris, Catherine M Lewis, Richard Anthony Lewis, Jordan Mearns & Christian Tico Seifert, High Museum of Art, Atlanta ‘Scottish Courses Today: New Commission by Patricia Macdonald': ‘Bunkered terrain: Scottish golf landscapes, 2011’, part of the ongoing series ‘The Play Grounds’)

2010: Cosgrove, Denis and William L Fox, Photography and Flight, Reaktion Books – Exposures, London, pp 118, 120, 123, 140

2007: Normand, Tom, Scottish Photography: A history, Luath Press, Edinburgh, pp 6, 8, 71, 73-5, 91, 174, 176, 180

2005    ‘Conceptual landscapes: the aerial photographs of Patricia Macdonald’ (Special Feature entry), in Lenman, Robin (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Oxford, Oxford University Press, p 9 and two full-page plates opp. pp 42-3

2001/2009: Stevenson, Sara and Duncan Forbes, A Companion guide to photography in the National Galleries of Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, p 197

2001: DIN Art 4, Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation/Edition Braus, Heidelberg

1997: Spalding, Julian, GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) Catalogue, Glasgow Art Galleries, Glasgow

1995: Stevenson, Sara (Ed.), Light from the dark room: A celebration of Scottish photography, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, pp 49, 80-1, 98-9, 126

1993: ‘Patricia Macdonald: ‘Salt.Sand’, in Foster, A, K Gill, G Shearer and G Coates (Eds), Catalogue: Fotofeis, Edinburgh, pp 152-3

1992: Cahiers de Géopoétique, 3, 1992, IIG/Editions Zoë, Trebeurden/Geneva, pp 94-5

1991: ‘Patricia Macdonald’, in Kunst, Europa: 63 deutsche Kunstvereine zeigen Kunst aus 20 Landern, Vowinckel, Andreas et al., (Eds), Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Kunstvereine (AdKV), Bonn, pp 13.38-9

1990: Scottish Photography Portfolio I  (Stevenson, Sara, intro.), Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh