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The spoils of dust : reinventing the lake that made Los Angeles

Author: Alexander Robinson, (Landscape architect)
Publisher: [Novato California] : Applied Research and Design Publishing, an imprint of ORO Editions, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Once the third largest lake in California, and among the world's greatest air pollution offenders, the deadened Owens Lake was for decades merely a catastrophic footnote to the most notorious water grab in modern history. Now, the lake has been re-assembled to exceed the value of what was lost - without refilling its shores and depriving Los Angeles of its water supply. In 'The spoils of dust' the lake's peculiar  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Robinson, (Landscape architect)
ISBN: 9781940743486 1940743486
OCLC Number: 1046070492
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Maps and timeline --
The Lacustrine mandate : Just add water ; Shallow flooding ; Terminal lakes ; The kind of problem --
A prismatic reckoning : Technical vision ; Coordinates for a lake ; Drawing dust ; Birding ; Scenery --
Prisms --
Projecting forward : Authoring Owens Lake ; Grounds of intervention ; Interface for dry lake design.
Other Titles: Reinventing the lake that made Los Angeles
Responsibility: Alexander Robinson.

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"At times, The Spoils of Dust is a dense read. But its gorgeous maps, graphs and photographs celebrate a landscape that others might dismiss as post-apocalyptic. Robinson makes a convincing case that Read more...

 
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