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Product Description: "This beautiful and timely book arrives as the anxiety of our times causes many of us to wonder just how long our current monuments of stone will endure."—Ed BurtynskyFor thirty years, photographer Elaine Ling wandered through deserts, canyons and jungles across four continents gathering the mythology of stones...read more
By Wade Davis (foreword by), William L. Fox (introduced by) and Elaine Ling (photographer)

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9783868286236 | Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, March 29, 2016, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: "This beautiful and timely book arrives as the anxiety of our times causes many of us to wonder just how long our current monuments of stone will endure.

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Product Description: In 2007, Arizona artist David Taylor began photographing the monuments that mark the border between Mexico and the United States, aiming to document each of the 276 obelisks installed by the International Boundary Commission following the Mexican/American War...read more

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9781934435908 | Radius Books, December 29, 2015, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: In 2007, Arizona artist David Taylor began photographing the monuments that mark the border between Mexico and the United States, aiming to document each of the 276 obelisks installed by the International Boundary Commission following the Mexican/American War.

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Product Description: The first comprehensive monograph on the acclaimed American artist and architect, known for her environmental works and memorials that distill a tranquil yet texturally rich minimalism. Maya Lin is one of the most important public artists of this century...read more
By Michael Brenson (contributor), William L. Fox (contributor), Paul Goldberger (contributor), Maya Lin and John McPhee (foreword by)

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9780847846092 | Rizzoli Intl Pubns, October 13, 2015, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: The first comprehensive monograph on the acclaimed American artist and architect, known for her environmental works and memorials that distill a tranquil yet texturally rich minimalism.

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Product Description: This exceptionally illustrated book presents the work of nine contemporary Aboriginal abstract painters, and includes a series of essays which bring together art history, anthropology, and new interpretations of one of the most dynamic painting movements of recent times...read more
By John Carty (contributor), Edwina Circuitt (contributor), William L. Fox (contributor), Stephen Gilchrist (contributor) and Henry F. Skerritt (editor)

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9783791354491 | Prestel Pub, February 9, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This exceptionally illustrated book presents the work of nine contemporary Aboriginal abstract painters, and includes a series of essays which bring together art history, anthropology, and new interpretations of one of the most dynamic painting movements of recent times.
9780415012744, titled "Social Work and Received Ideas" | Routledge, December 1, 1988, cover price $50.00 | also contains Social Work and Received Ideas | About this edition: The authors examine the language of both traditional and radical social work as forms of power.

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Product Description: Late Harvest is characterized by unusual—and unforgettable—juxtapositions: contemporary art created with taxidermy sits alongside historically significant wildlife paintings. The result highlights intriguing parallels and startling aesthetic contrasts while simultaneously confirming and subverting viewers’ preconception of the place of animals in culture...read more
By Claude D'Anthenaise (contributor), William L. Fox (contributor), Adam Duncan Harris (contributor), Joanne Northrup (contributor) and Bruce Sterling (contributor)

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9783777423500 | Hirmer Verlag, December 15, 2014, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Late Harvest is characterized by unusual—and unforgettable—juxtapositions: contemporary art created with taxidermy sits alongside historically significant wildlife paintings.

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Product Description: The first monograph on the acclaimed American environmental artist Lita Albuquerque, whose works belong to the Land Art generation, alongside James Turrell, Christo, Robert Smithson, and others. Known internationally for her temporary and ephemeral installations, paintings, and sculptures, Lita Albuquerque uses the most unusual and challenging of Earth’s surfaces as a canvas: Antarctica, the Arctic, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert, and South Dakota’s Badlands...read more
By Lita Albuquerque (other contributor), William L. Fox (contributor), Selma Holo (contributor), Roger F. Malina (contributor) and David B. Walker (contributor)

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9780847843749 | Slp edition (Skira, September 16, 2014), cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The first monograph on the acclaimed American environmental artist Lita Albuquerque, whose works belong to the Land Art generation, alongside James Turrell, Christo, Robert Smithson, and others.

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Product Description: There is a twisted steel dome in Hiroshima that stands as a grim reminder of the city's destruction by the first atomic bomb. Halfway around the globe, on the border of Utah and Nevada, stands another ruin. The site that housed the bomber that carried “Little Boy,” Wendover Army Air Base, now crumbles from neglect...read more
By William L. Fox and Mark Klett (photographer)

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9781934435397 | Distributed Art Pub Inc, December 31, 2011, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: There is a twisted steel dome in Hiroshima that stands as a grim reminder of the city's destruction by the first atomic bomb.

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Product Description: William Fox’s writing for the last several years has been focused on how we construct aerial views, either physically (by flying) or in our imaginations.In Aereality, he flies over earthworks in Nevada and Utah, soars through the world’s largest open pit mine, and surveys Los Angeles, circumnavigating large swaths of true American urban sprawl...read more

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9781582434292 | Counterpoint, March 1, 2009, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: William Fox’s writing for the last several years has been focused on how we construct aerial views, either physically (by flying) or in our imaginations.

Linda Connor's world-renowned photographs are global and sublime. For thirty years she has created distinctively glowing, contemplative images of nature and religious sites around the world using a large-format camera and glass-plate negatives. This career-spanning retrospective collects Connor's haunting photos, including her renowned prints from century-old glass-plate astronomical negatives from Lick Observatory, contextualized by an unprecedented three-way conversation between Linda and two modern luminaries, Robert Adams and Emmet Gowin. Published to coincide with a major touring exhibition, Odyssey is a long overdue celebration of a modern photographic master.
By William L. Fox (contributor)

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9780811889667 | Special edition (Chronicle Books Llc, October 1, 2012), cover price $50.00
9780811865012 | 1 edition (Chronicle Books Llc, October 29, 2008), cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Linda Connor's world-renowned photographs are global and sublime.

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Product Description: Antarctica remains largely unknown and infinitely fascinating. Stuart Klipper has traveled to Antarctica six times in twentyyears to photograph this astounding body of work, offering a sweeping look at this majestic continent, which has lately become central to global climate change concerns...read more
By William L. Fox (contributor), Guy G. Guthridge (introduced by), Stuart D. Klipper (photographer) and Stephen J. Pyne (contributor)

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9780811862295 | 1 edition (Chronicle Books Llc, September 20, 2008), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Antarctica remains largely unknown and infinitely fascinating.

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Product Description: Las Vegas, says William Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds in satisfying our fantasies of wealth and the excesses of pleasure and consumption that go with it. In this context, Fox examines how Las Vegas’s culture of spectacle has obscured the boundaries between high art and entertainment extravaganza, nature and fantasy, for-profit and nonprofit enterprises...read more

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9780874175639 | Univ of Nevada Pr, August 19, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Las Vegas, says William Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds in satisfying our fantasies of wealth and the excesses of pleasure and consumption that go with it.

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9780874177275 | Univ of Nevada Pr, August 1, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Las Vegas, says William Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds in satisfying our fantasies of wealth and the excesses of pleasure and consumption that go with it.

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Product Description: How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry as he travels to the Antarctic, the “largest and most extreme desert on earth...read more

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9781595340153 | Trinity Univ Pr, September 30, 2005, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: 'Examines the relationship of art, land and history in the Antarctic.

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9781593761486 | Counterpoint, April 28, 2007, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape?

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Product Description: William L. Fox is a longtime explorer of cognition and landscape — the notion of what makes a space into a place. In this book he turns his gaze on Los Angeles, a city dominated by the movie industry, which specializes in bringing places from far away in time into what we experience as here and now — making time, in essence...read more

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9781593761332 | Counterpoint, November 30, 2006, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: William L.

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Product Description: Terry Falke's wry, lyrical photographs center on the terrain of the American Southwest and the ubiquity of humanity s imprint on it. The images in Observations in an Occupied Wilderness both honor and subvert the grand tradition of western landscape photography, conveying the bleak splendor of the land and Falke's sheer love of looking...read more
By Terry Falke (photographer), William L. Fox (contributor) and Carol McCusker (introduced by)

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9780811850988 | Chronicle Books Llc, November 2, 2006, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Terry Falke's wry, lyrical photographs center on the terrain of the American Southwest and the ubiquity of humanity s imprint on it.

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Offering a visual critique of the American myth of upward mobility, a noted photographer offers a series of images focusing on our car-centered, paved-over society, with evocative studies of the devastated inner cities and the edges of suburbia where sprawl is encroaching upon nature.

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9780393062748 | W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2006, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Offering a visual critique of the American myth of upward mobility, a noted photographer offers a series of images focusing on our car-centered, paved-over society, with evocative studies of the devastated inner cities and the edges of suburbia where sprawl is encroaching upon nature.

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A firsthand account of NASA's training exercises on Haughton Crater in the Canadian High Arctic, one of a few analog environments used for anticipated Mars expeditions, describes how two dozen scientists set up camp there every July to interact with its harsh climate, severe geology, and unfamiliar terrain. Original.

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9781593761110 | Shoemaker & Hoard, August 10, 2006, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A firsthand account of NASA's training exercises on Haughton Crater in the Canadian High Arctic, one of a few analog environments used for anticipated Mars expeditions, describes how two dozen scientists set up camp there every July to interact with its harsh climate, severe geology, and unfamiliar terrain.

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Product Description: When we think of the desert, we almost never associate it with water. Rather we define it by the very absence of water. Yet the desert was carved by water-canyons, arroyos, ravines, chasms, washes-and water, in any amount, is the desert's most precious and mysterious commodity...read more

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9781558688582 | Graphic Arts Center Pub Co, May 31, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: When we think of the desert, we almost never associate it with water.

What Barry Lopez did in expanding our vision of the frozen North in Arctic Dreams, William Fox has done in broadening our perceptions of the desert expanses of the West's Great Basin.Roughly a quarter of a million acres of land spanning much of Utah and most of Nevada, the Great Basin is the highest and driest of the American deserts, a vast empty tract on the nineteenth-century maps of our continent. Explorers and cartographers found it imponderable; pioneers and settlers found it uninhabitable. And today the Great Basin remains a largely unknown and forbidding landscape, one that continues to exercise a powerful influence on human desire and imagination.The Void, the Grid, & the Sign guides us to a place so unusual and disorienting that it can overcome rationality and become the locus for our most fanciful and fearsome projections: mythical rivers, mammoth artistic earthworks, alien spaceships, jet-propelled race cars, and weapons of mass annihilation.In The Void, Fox walks us through this landscape, investigating our responses to the Great Basin's appearance -- a pattern of mountains and valleys on a scale so large, so empty and undifferentiated by shape and form and color, that the visual and cognitive expectations of the human mind are confounded and impaired.The Grid focuses on the evolution of cartography in the nineteenth century and the explorations of John Charles Fremont in his search for the legendary Buenaventura River. Fox invites us on a Great Basin road trip, tracing the net of maps, section markers, railroads, telegraph lines, and highways that humans have thrown across the void throughout history.The Sign considers the language and the metaphorswe continue to place around and over the void, revealing the Great Basin as a vast palimpsest where the neon-lined boulevards of Las Vegas overlay and interplay with millennia-old petroglyphs and pictographs.Through vivid and arresting prose drawing from the disciplines of natural history, art history, cognitive psychology, western history, archaeology and anthropology, The Void, the Grid, & the Sign traverses the knowns and the unknowns of the Great Basin, offering a tour de force of inquiry and thought.

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9780874806496 | Univ of Utah Pr, March 1, 2000, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: What Barry Lopez did in expanding our vision of the frozen North in Arctic Dreams, William Fox has done in broadening our perceptions of the desert expanses of the West's Great Basin.

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9780874176186 | Univ of Nevada Pr, February 18, 2005, cover price $21.95

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Product Description: In the nineteenth century the great expeditionary photographers William Henry Jackson, T. H. O'Sullivan, and William Bell first photographed American western landscapes for geological and geographical surveys. Mark Klett, chief photographer of the Rephotographic Survey Project, revisited and rephotographed these nineteenth-century sites during the late 1970s, presenting 120 pairs of photographs separated by a century of change...read more
By Kyle Bajakian (photographer), William L. Fox (photographer), Mark Klett (editor), Michael Marshall (photographer), Toshi Ueshina (photographer) and Byron B. Wolfe (photographer)

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9780890134320 | Har/dvd edition (Museum of New Mexico Pr, October 15, 2004), cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In the nineteenth century the great expeditionary photographers William Henry Jackson, T.

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Product Description: Writer-poet William L. Fox has spent much of his career contemplating the complex ways that landscape, human cognition, and history collide to create our perceptions and treatment of place. In Playa Works, Fox considers the West's emptiest spaces - the playas, or dry beds, of the ancient lakes that once filled much of the Great Basin...read more

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9780874175233 | Univ of Nevada Pr, August 1, 2002, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Writer-poet William L.

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Product Description: It is the only absolute desert in North America, a four-hundred-square-mile dry lake bed so desolate that nothing ever grows there. Vast and featureless, Nevada's Black Rock Desert defies visual measurement—much to the consternation of off-roaders who venture out onto this playa only to run out of gas before reaching the other side...read more
By William L. Fox and Mark Klett (photographer)

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9780816521722 | Univ of Arizona Pr, July 1, 2002, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: It is the only absolute desert in North America, a four-hundred-square-mile dry lake bed so desolate that nothing ever grows there.

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Product Description: The ascetic and enigmatic expanse of the Great Basin has challenged the talents of many writer, but few have met the challenge as successfully as William L. Fox. In Reading Sand, Fox's elegant minimalist poems capture the essence of the Great Basin desert—its daunting emptiness, the passage of light and wind across its surfaces, its colors and textures, its silence...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780874174984 | Univ of Nevada Pr, March 1, 2002, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The ascetic and enigmatic expanse of the Great Basin has challenged the talents of many writer, but few have met the challenge as successfully as William L.

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Product Description: In Valley of the Craftsmen, the story of "higher degree" Freemasonry is depicted through portraits, official papers, material objects, photographs, buildings, and stagecraft. Featuring many previously unpublished images, Valley of the Craftsmen begins with rare illustrations of the English and French philosophical sources that were projected upon an American landscape vitalized and transformed by the concept of fraternity...read more

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9780970874917 | Supreme Council/Thirty Three degree, November 1, 2001, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: In Valley of the Craftsmen, the story of "higher degree" Freemasonry is depicted through portraits, official papers, material objects, photographs, buildings, and stagecraft.

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Product Description: Mark Klett has been photographing the American West for nearly twenty-five years. He directed the Rephotographic Survey Project in the late 1970s, which located and rephotographed the sites of images made by William Henry Jackson, Timothy O’Sullivan, and other photographers surveying the West in the late nineteenth century...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780826322197 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Mark Klett has been photographing the American West for nearly twenty-five years.

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9780826322203 | Univ of New Mexico Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Mark Klett has been photographing the American West for nearly twenty-five years.

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Product Description: Foreword by Jeff Kelley. Nevada's open spaces have long inspired complex responses from a population largely shaped by European sensibilities toward land and its uses. In Mapping the Empty Fox considers how eight of the state's most distinguished and innovative contemporary artists have responded to the harsh, enigmatic landscapes of the Great Basin and how, through their work, they have expressed and helped to define our attitudes toward the space we call the West...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780874173147 | Univ of Nevada Pr, March 1, 1999, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Foreword by Jeff Kelley.

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