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Harrison, Robert Pogue

Overview
Works: 51 works in 209 publications in 7 languages and 8,406 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Robert Pogue Harrison
 
Most widely held works by Robert Pogue Harrison
Forests : the shadow of civilization by Robert Pogue Harrison( )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Western civilization cleared its space in the midst of the forests, it projected into the sylvan darkness its secret and innermost anxieties; in the forest's shadow we find enchantment, terror, and irony. In this wide-ranging exploration of the role of forests in Western thought, Robert Pogue Harrison enriches our understanding not only of the forest's place in the cultural imagination of the West, but also of the ecological dilemmas that now confront us so urgently." "Harrison offers a richly detailed account of how the governing institutions of the West--from religion to law, family to city--established themselves in opposition to the forests, where the distinctions of civilization go astray. In sources ranging from Gilgamesh and the myths of ancient Greece and Rome to twentieth-century writers like Conrad, Sartre, and Beckett, Harrison finds the forest to be an enigma and paradox: a place of lawlessness, yet a haven for the unjustly treated; a place of profanity yet sacred ground; a world of darkness and obscurity, yet a stage for revelation." "The word forest derives from the Latin for outside. Harrison comes to terms with the radical nature of this outsidedness and the way it grounds human life on the earth. What, he asks, does it mean to "be at home" while estranged from the physical world in which we dwell?" "Consistently insightful and beautifully written, this work is especially compelling at a time when the forest, as a source of wonder, respect, and meaning, disappears daily from the earth."--Jacket
Gardens : an essay on the human condition by Robert Pogue Harrison( )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Gardens, Robert Pogue Harrison graces readers with a thoughtful, wide-ranging examination of the many ways gardens evoke the human condition. Moving from from the gardens of ancient philosophers to the gardens of homeless people in contemporary New York, he shows how, again and again, the garden has served as a check against the destruction and losses of history."--Jacket
The dominion of the dead by Robert Pogue Harrison( )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do the living maintain relations to the dead? Why do we bury people when they die? And what is at stake when we do? In The Dominion of the Dead, Robert Pogue Harrison considers the supreme importance of these questions to Western civilization, exploring the many places where the dead cohabit the world of the living - the graves, images, literature, architecture, and monuments that house the dead in their afterlife among us." "This work devotes particular attention to the practice of burial. Harrison contends that we bury our dead to humanize the lands where we build our present and imagine our future. As long as the dead are interred in graves and tombs, they never truly depart from this world but remain, if only symbolically, among the living. Spanning a broad range of examples, from the graves of our first human ancestors to the empty tomb of the Gospels to the Vietman Veterans Memorial, Harrison considers the authority of predecessors in both modern and premodern societies. Through inspired readings of major writers and thinkers such as Vico, Virgil, Dante, Pater, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Rilke, he argues that the buried dead form an essential foundation where future generations can retrieve their past, while burial grounds provide an important bedrock where past generations can preserve their legacy for the unborn." "The Dominion of the Dead is a meditation on how the thought of death shapes the communion of the living."--Jacket
Juvenescence : a cultural history of our age by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How old are you? The more thought you bring to bear on the question, the harder it is to answer. For we age simultaneously in different ways: biologically, psychologically, socially. And we age within the larger framework of a culture, in the midst of a history that predates us and will outlast us. Looked at through that lens, many aspects of late modernity would suggest that we are older than ever, but Robert Pogue Harrison argues that we are also getting startlingly younger--in looks, mentality, and behavior. We live, he says, in an age of juvenescence. Like all of Robert Pogue Harrison's books, Juvenescence ranges brilliantly across cultures and history, tracing the ways that the spirits of youth and age have inflected each other from antiquity to the present. Drawing on the scientific concept of neotony, or the retention of juvenile characteristics through adulthood, and extending it into the cultural realm, Harrison argues that youth is essential for culture's innovative drive and flashes of genius. At the same time, however, youth--which Harrison sees as more protracted than ever--is a luxury that requires the stability and wisdom of our elders and the institutions. "While genius liberates the novelties of the future, "Harrison writes, "wisdom inherits the legacies of the past, renewing them in the process of handing them down." A heady, deeply learned excursion, rich with ideas and insights, Juvenescence could only have been written by Robert Pogue Harrison. No reader who has wondered at our culture's obsession with youth should miss it
The body of Beatrice by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible, invisible : landscape works of Reed Hilderbrand by Reed Hilderbrand Associates( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the work of Boston-based landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand. Led by founding principals Douglas Reed and Gary Hilderbrand, the firm is widely recognized for rigorously conceived and carefully executed projects that merge the particular native qualities of a site with recognizably contemporary design expression. Their work embodies a deep embrace of modernism, a devotion to intellectual traditions in their field and a rich engagement of horticulture and ecological systems. The book examines a range of 40 public and private commissions in cities and rural settings, including institutional campuses, residences and urban regeneration projects such as the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; Bennington College, Bennington, VT; Duke University, Durham, NC; Poetry Foundation, Chicago; Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO; Clyfford Still Museum, Denver; Dallas Museum of Art; Phoenix Art Museum; and the redevelopment of portions of the South Boston waterfront
Wälder : Ursprung und Spiegel der Kultur by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geist und Materie - Was ist Leben? : Zur Aktualität von Erwin Schrödinger by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeunessence : quel âge culturel avons-nous? by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreste : l'ombra della civiltà by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in Italian and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balloon measurements of TE- and TM-polarization in LF waves from an airborne transmitter by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balloon instrumentation was used to identify and measure Transverse Electric (TE) and Transverse Magnetic (TM) polarization components of a 44.0 kHz wave from an ARC-96 trailing-wire antenna on an EC-135 aircraft operating at an altitude of 31,000 feet. The 800 mile (1300 km) propagation path was sunlit. At an altitude of 70,000 feet the aerodynamically shaped balloon-borne receiver package was released to free-fall, in order to obtain axis stabilization. The azimuthal directivity pattern of the transmitter was measured, the relative amplitudes of the TE and TM components were determined as functions of altitude, and a preliminary estimate of the atmospheric noise background was obtained
Dante Anthologie des Symposions in Wien by Robert Petschinka( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocket investigations of the VLF ionospheric transmission window by Richard B Harvey( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Receivers were flown in rockets from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Natal, Brazil, and Fort Churchill, Canada, to study the fields of very low frequency (VLF) waves propagating in the earth-ionosphere waveguide, and leaking through the ionosphere to altitudes of 500-600 km. Amplitude-height, group delay, and polarization profiles are given for signals from a number of ground based transmitters. A coherent propagation model is proposed and partially tested by calculating Doppler shifts. The model, extended with a full-wave computer program, allows wave-field profiles to be approximated theoretically. The extent to which some sample calculations agree with the observations is discussed. (Author)
Mars Hill audio journal 129 : September/October 2015( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jardins réflexions by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cai Guo-Qiang : inopportune by Guoqiang Cai( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gardens : an essay on the human condition by Robert Pogue Harrison( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans have long turned to gardens -- both real and imaginary -- for sanctuary from the frenzy and tumult that surrounds them. Those gardens may be as far away from everyday reality as Gilgamesh's garden of the gods or as near as our own backyard, but in their very conception and the marks they bear of human care and cultivation, gardens stand as restorative, nourishing, necessary havens. With Gardens, Robert Pogue Harrison graces readers with a thoughtful, wide-ranging examination of the many ways gardens evoke the human condition. Moving from from the gardens of ancient philosophers to the gardens of homeless people in contemporary New York, he shows how, again and again, the garden has served as a check against the destruction and losses of history. The ancients, explains Harrison, viewed gardens as both a model and a location for the laborious self-cultivation and self-improvement that are essential to serenity and enlightenment, an association that has continued throughout the ages
Rome, la pluie : à quoi bon la littérature? by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Murano workshop by Robert Pogue Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cai Guo-Qiang : inopportune : Mass MoCA, commissioned for building 5, December 2004-November 2005 by Guoqiang Cai( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Harrison, Robert

Harrison Robert 1954-....

Harrison, Robert P.

Harrison, Robert P. 1954-

Harrison, Robert Pogue

Pogue Harrison, Robert 1954-

Robert Pogue Harrison Amerikaans essayist

Robert Pogue Harrison professor of literature at Stanford University, where he is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature in the Department of French & Italian

Robert Pogue Harrison saggista statunitense

해리슨, 로버트 포그 1954-

ハリスン, ロバート・ポーグ

Languages
English (106)

French (23)

Italian (18)

German (11)

Chinese (4)

Japanese (2)

Turkish (1)