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The house of light and entropy

Author: Alessandra Ponte
Publisher: London : Architectural Association, [2014] ©2014
Series: Architecture words, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Formerly announced as Maps and Territories, this collection of [six] 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alessandra Ponte
ISBN: 9781907896170 1907896171
OCLC Number: 864790258
Description: 227 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Contents: Professional pastoral : writing on the lawn 1850-1950 --
Photographic encounters in the American desert --
The house of light and entropy : inhabiting the American desert --
Desert testing --
Journey to the north of Quebec : understanding (McLuhan's) media --
Maps and territories.
Series Title: Architecture words, 11.
Responsibility: Alessandra Ponte.

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Written by landscape historian Alessandra Ponte, this collection of essays begins with an investigation of the American obsession with lawns and then continues to collectively map the aesthetic,  Read more...

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