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Author Brown, Laurie, 1937-

Title Recent terrains : terraforming the American West / photographs by Laurie Brown ; poetry by Martha Ronk ; concluding essay by Charles E. Little.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    779.3679 Brown,L BRO    Available
Description xii, 95 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 31 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Creating the North American landscape
Creating the North American landscape.
Contents I. Foreground / On the Edge of a New Frontier -- Poem -- Arroyo Seco -- II. Middleground / Expanding Latitudes of Development -- Poem -- Peripheral Views -- III. Background / Roads to an Uncertain Future -- Poem -- The Site of Staring -- Conclusion / Charles E. Little.
Summary "In this book of sixty black-and-white panoramas, photographer Laurie Brown documents the changing landscape along the western edge of Southern California. These images reveal a world scraped and reshaped by construction equipment - boulders pushed aside, stretches of earth flattened and then measured with surveyor sticks. High-tech housing developments rise in these places, lines of identical homes that simultaneously offer a pleasing vision of order and a numbing prospect of sterile conformity. Recent Terrains: Terraforming the American West is a sequence of photographs that consider how the planet's surface has been transformed to meet the needs of our consumer society." "Taken during the last decade of the twentieth century, these photographs serve as an archive of change at a specific place on the coastal edge of California at the turn of the millennium. But these images have larger relevance for all of us, exploring our ideas about what constitutes a home and what defines our sense of community."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Brown, Laurie, 1937-
West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works.
Landscapes -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works.
Suburban life -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works.
West (U.S.) -- Environmental conditions -- Pictorial works.
Environmental engineering -- West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works.
Added Author Ronk, Martha Clare.
Little, Charles E.
Added Title Terraforming the American West
Other Form: Online version: Brown, Laurie, 1937- Recent terrains. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2000 (OCoLC)988770385
ISBN 0801863996 (acid-free paper)
9780801863998 (acid-free paper)
0801864003 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780801864001 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)

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