The House of Light and Entropy: Architecture Words 11 (Paperback)

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Formerly announced as Maps and Territories, this collection of essays written by landscape historian Alessandra Ponte, begins with an investigation of the American obsession with lawns and then continues to collectively map the aesthetic, scientific and technological production of past and present North American landscapes. These include the American desert as a privileged site of scientific and artistic testing; the faraway projects of electrification of the Canadian North; the transformation of the notion and perception of waste and wasteland during the twentieth century; the photographic medium and its encounters with Native Americans; as well as an introductory essay, 'The Map and the Territory', written specifically for this volume.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781907896170
ISBN-10: 1907896171
Publisher: AA Publications
Publication Date: June 1st, 2014
Pages: 228
Language: English
Series: Architecture Words