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Air

Verfasser/in: John Knechtel
Verlag: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2010.
Serien: Alphabet city (Cambridge, Mass.), #15.
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"The thin layer of atmosphere that clings to the surface of our planet is a fragile and corrupted brew. Air is in constant, restless migration around the globe, connecting us in the most intimate fashion. From the dust storms that sweep into Beijing from faraway deserts to the smog from Chinese factories that shrouds Los Angeles, our air, the ultimate commons, is tragically defenseless. Breathing air is an  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Miscellanea
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: John Knechtel
ISBN: 9780262014663 0262014661
OCLC-Nummer: 609541952
Anmerkungen: "An Alphabet City Media book."
Beschreibung: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 17 cm.
Inhalt: The laws of the air / J. Knechtel --
Fowl air / Mei Chin --
Hurricane Bill / Anita Lahey --
Catching air / Lisa Rochon --
Puffs of air : communicating by vacuum / Shannon Mattern --
HVACUUS / David K. Ross --
Dangers in the air : aerosol architecture and its invisible landscapes / Javier Arbona --
Urban cloud / Kevin Erickson --
Environmental disease / Kevin Finlayson --
Drawings of dust : interview with Cynthia Lin / Melissa Grey --
Piero's daydream / Robert Kirkbride --
Home-killing airs and countervailing winds / James Hatley --
Parts per million / Megan Griffith-Green --
Whisper music / Steven Connor --
Living city : a public air quality interface and a platform for buildings to talk to one another / The Living (David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang) --
Milan / Amanda Jernigan --
Al fresco : when air became fresh / Rebecca Williamson --
Greenhouse effects / Diana Fitzgerald Bryden --
(Comfortbubble) / Michele Boni --
Earth's thin blue line / Bhawani Venkataraman --
Museo aero solar --
The bucket rider / Franz Kafka ; drawings by Ian Spence.
Serientitel: Alphabet city (Cambridge, Mass.), #15.
Verfasserangabe: edited by John Knechtel.

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"The thin layer of atmosphere that clings to the surface of our planet is a fragile and corrupted brew. Air is in constant, restless migration around the globe, connecting us in the most intimate fashion. From the dust storms that sweep into Beijing from faraway deserts to the smog from Chinese factories that shrouds Los Angeles, our air, the ultimate commons, is tragically defenseless. Breathing air is an involuntary physical function, but keeping the air breathable requires acts of political imagination and will. Air considers the condition of this basic component of life on earth from a range of perspectives. It reveals the thick materiality of air, air as stinky, clotted, corrupted matter -- in a word, dirty. We see the stuff of air in the form of molecules from disintegrating artworks, or as the material for building forms; as the bearer of scents and germs and as the substrate for communications both digital and pneumatic. Here, an asthmatic strains to inhale the air that bears the cause of her distress; a philosopher muses on the intelligibility of air; an artist dreams of being the accountant of dust; and city construction sheds are replaced by a floating 'urbanCLOUD.' Air leads us to perceive air, and the imperative to protect it, anew."--Publisher's description.

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