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Playa works : the myth of the empty

Author: William L Fox
Publisher: Reno : University of Nevada Press, ©2002.
Series: Environmental arts and humanities series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Writer-poet William L. Fox has spent much of his career contemplating the complex ways that landscape, human cognition, and history collide to create our perceptions and treatment of place. In Playa Works, Fox considers the West's emptiest spaces - the playas, or dry beds, of the ancient lakes that once filled much of the Great Basin. Among the flattest, most barren places on the planet, the West's playas have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Art
Local history
In art
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fox, William L., 1949-
Playa works.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606860439
Online version:
Fox, William L., 1949-
Playa works.
Reno : University of Nevada Press, c2002
(OCoLC)607782805
Named Person: William L Fox; William L Fox
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William L Fox
ISBN: 0874175232 9780874175233
OCLC Number: 49531469
Notes: "Winner of the Wilbur S. Shepperson Humanities Book Award for 2002"--T.p. verso.
Description: x, 220 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Myth of the Empty: An Introduction --
A Tour of the Playa, Part I: The Mojave --
A Tour of the Playa, Part II: The Nevada Test Site --
A Tour of the Playa, Part III: Wendover --
A Tour of the Playa, Coda: Owens Dry Lake --
Painting the Playa: Smoke Creek Desert --
Burning Man: Black Rock Desert --
Rediscovery: An Afterword.
Series Title: Environmental arts and humanities series.
Responsibility: William L. Fox.
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In the eight essays collected here, William L. Fox considers the American West's emptiest spaces - the playas, or dry beds, of the lakes that once filled much of the Great Basin. Combining natural  Read more...

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