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The lure of the local : senses of place in a multicentered society

Author: Lucy R Lippard
Publisher: New York : New Press, ©1997.
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Lippard "weaves together cultural studies, history, geography, photography, and contemporary public art to provide a fascinating exploration of our multiple senses of place ... She discusses community, land use, perceptions of natures, how we produce the landscape, and how the landscape affects our lives."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy R Lippard
ISBN: 1565842472 9781565842472 1565842480 9781565842489
OCLC Number: 34958680
Description: 325 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. All over the place --
Part 1. Around here. Sweet home ; Being in place ; On the move ; In a word ; In an image ; Out of place ; On and off the map --
Part 2. Manipulating memory. In mothballs ; Marking the spot ; Under the surface --
Part 3. Down to earth : land use. Traces ; Looking west ; Landbase : mountains and arroyos, grandmothers and uncles ; Town and country and the futures man ; High floods and low waters ; Death by geography ; Out the picture window --
Part 4. The last frontiers : cities and suburbs. Alternating currents ; Ups and downs ; Home in the weeds ; The grass on the other side of the fence ; The best-laid plans, and public places ; Keep off the grass --
Part 5. Looking around. Public art : old and new clothes ; Places with a present ; Entering the big picture.
Responsibility: Lucy R. Lippard.

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Lippard "weaves together cultural studies, history, geography, photography, and contemporary public art to provide a fascinating exploration of our multiple senses of place ... She discusses community, land use, perceptions of natures, how we produce the landscape, and how the landscape affects our lives."--Jacket.

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