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020 9781640092211 :|c$26.00
020 1640092218 :|c$26.00
037 |bB&T LEASE
082 00 917.304|223
100 1 Lessard, Suzannah,|eauthor.
245 14 The absent hand :|breimagining our American landscape /
250 First hardcover edition.
264 1 Berkeley, California :|bCounterpoint,|c2019.
300 pages cm
505 0 In the village -- Suburbophobia -- Gettysburg -- Natchez -
- Truth or Consequences -- Flight -- The view from a small
mountain -- The pumpkins of Bergen Street -- The market --
Youngstown -- The pendulum -- Fresh kills -- The
corporation in the woods -- Atopia -- Whose hand? -- The
520 "Following her bestselling The Architect of Desire,
Suzannah Lessard returns with a remarkable book, a work of
relentless curiosity and a graceful mixture of observation
and philosophy. This intriguing hybrid will remind some of
W. G. Sebald and others of Rebecca Solnit, but it is
Lessard's singular talent to combine this profound book-
length mosaic 'a blend of historical travelogue,
architectural tour, philosophical meditation, and prose
poem' into a work of unique genius, as she describes and
reimagines our landscapes. In this exploration of our
surroundings, The Absent Hand contends that to reimagine
landscape is a form of cultural reinvention. The Absent
Hand begins by observing the residual places from our
country's first European settlements, and continues to the
life of our cities and their eventual overflow into
suburbs and wildernesses. Yet Lessard is always joining us
to discuss the effects of "enclosure," of how we manage to
live on and in the land, how we surround ourselves on the
land with stories, roads, buildings, and ideas. Whether
it's climate change altering the meaning of nature, or
digital communications altering the nature of work, the
global enclosure is panoramic, infiltrative, inescapable.
No one will finish this book, this journey, without having
their ideas of living and settling in their surroundings
profoundly enriched"--|cProvided by publisher.
600 10 Lessard, Suzannah|xTravel.
650 0 Landscape assessment|zUnited States.
650 0 Landscape changes|zUnited States.
650 0 Geographical perception|zUnited States.
650 0 Travelers' writings, American.
651 0 United States|xDescription and travel.
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