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The House of Light and Entropy: Architecture Words 11

by Alessandra Ponte

ISBN: 9781907896170 / 1907896171


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Formerly announced as Maps and Territories, this collection of essays written by landscape historian Alessandra Ponte, begins with an investigation of the American obsession with lawns and then continues to collectively map the aesthetic, scientific and technological production of past and present North American landscapes. These include the American desert as a privileged site of scientific and artistic testing; the faraway projects of electrification of the Canadian North; the transformation of the notion and perception of waste and wasteland during the twentieth century; the photographic medium and its encounters with Native Americans; as well as an introductory essay, ‘The Map and the Territory’, written specifically for this volume.

ISBN 13 978-19-07896-17-0
ISBN 10 1-907-89617-1
ASIN 1907896171
EAN
  • 9781907896170
Amazon Sales Rank 664,731
Released 02/04/2020
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher AA Publications
Studio AA Publications
Manufacturer AA Publications
Manufacturer Part Number illustrations
Part Number illustrations
Dimensions 4.4 x 0.5 x 7.1 inches. 0.31 pounds
Package Dimensions 7.01 x 4.41 x 0.55 inches. 0.49 pounds
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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