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Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America With the Center for Land Use Interpretation

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ISBN: 1933045337, 9781933045337
Издательство: Metropolis Books
Год издания: 2006
Страниц: 264
The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research-based educational organization that produces public programs about the built landscape of the United States from its sites in Los Angeles, Utah and the Mojave desert, with an upstate New York location opening in 2006. The CenterA­s aim is to increase and diffuse information about how the nationA­s lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived. Recent examples of their work include a two-day A¬Tour of the Monuments of the Great American VoidA® by bus and the exhibit Immersed Remains: Towns Submerged in America. This book takes readers on a tour through the strangely unfamiliar land that Americans live in, demonstrating that we can understand ourselves and the nation by examining the clues on display all around us, often clearly visible but ignored. Each chapter explores a different topic, from an in-depth look at Ohio (A¬the most all-American stateA®); through scale shifts in model landscapes, exemplified in the three largest...