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Aereality : on the world from above

Author: William L Fox
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Fox's writing for the last several years has been focused on how we construct aerial views, either physically (by flying) or in our imaginations. In Aereality, he flies over earthworks in Nevada and Utah, soars through the world's largest open pit mine, and surveys Los Angeles, circumnavigating large swaths of true American urban sprawl. On the East Coast, he examines the elevated art of the Hudson River  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fox, William L., 1949-
Aereality.
Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, ©2009
(DLC) 2008034647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William L Fox
ISBN: 9781582439877 1582439877
OCLC Number: 646810128
Description: 1 online resource (338 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: CONTENTS; TWO PICTURES AND A STORY 1; 1 Targeting; 2 Earthworks; 3 The Pit . . .; 4 ... and the Stack; 5 The Horizontal City; 6 The Angels of Mulholland Drive; 7 Surveillance; FLYING WEST TO EAST 121; 8 Time Flies By; 9 The 9/11 Trail; 10 The Vertical City; 11 Ground Truth; FLYING NORTH TO SOUTH 203; 12 Mount Kosciuszko: 2,228 Meters (7,310 Feet); 13 Pennyroyal; 14 Lake Eyre: 49 Feet Below Sea Level; 15 Lake Eyre: 4,500 Feet Above Sea Level; 16 Alice Springs; 17 Over Canberra ... and Los Angeles; Acknowledgments; Selected Bibliography; Credits.
Responsibility: William L. Fox.

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William Fox's writing for the last several years has been focused on how we construct aerial views, either physically (by flying) or in our imaginations. In Aereality, he flies over earthworks in Nevada and Utah, soars through the world's largest open pit mine, and surveys Los Angeles, circumnavigating large swaths of true American urban sprawl. On the East Coast, he examines the elevated art of the Hudson River Valley and New York City. And finally, in Australia, Fox examines the history and current practice of both Euro-Australian and Aboriginal aerial views, and searches for the cognitive r.

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