Have we had a response from the OP, f-90?
Iím curious whether he/she is indeed working on a term paper.
Going onto a photography forum and asking old geysers their opinions is a perfectly legitimate portion of research for such a paper.
However, if these are two essay questions on a test, thatís a different matter.
Iím a bit surprised that the OP seems to think itís a given that AA was the best landscape photographer of all time.
And that he was the first to realize the importance of science within art.
Wuh? Not sure what that means.
AA had a lot more interesting things going on than to limit a paper to those two points.
I would suggest the OP keep in mind that AA photographed all kinds of subject matter throughout his life. Portraits, still life, everything.
In the 1970s, when Swarkoski took hold, he branded AA a photographer of the pristine landscape and limited the MOMAís branding to that single subject. It stuck.