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Fox, William L. 1949-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 11,133 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Local history  Art  Poetry  Photographs 
Roles: Author, Collector, Contributor
Classifications: G860, 919.8904
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Terra Antarctica : looking into the emptiest continent by William L Fox( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the relationship of art, land and history in the Antarctic. An interdisciplinary study of the science and art of the continent. Observes life at McMurdo Station and Pole, describing scientific research and daily operations"--Provided by publisher
View finder : Mark Klett, photography, and the reinvention of landscape by William L Fox( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because Klett's work has been so closely connected to the great photographic surveys of the 1870s, and because he has been so influential to a new generation of photographers, his is the ideal viewpoint from which to measure our changing approach to the American space."--Jacket
Maya Lin : topologies by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. As an architecture student at Yale, Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a class project, entering it in the largest design competition in American history. Her winning proposal, a V-shaped wall of black stone etched with the names of 58,000 dead soldiers, has since become the most visited memorial in the nation's capital. This visually rich volume presents 50 projects from the last three decades that demonstrate the scope of Lin's creative process, featuring her own sketches and drawings and linked by her ideal of making a place for individuals within the landscape. With her environmental works Storm King Wavefield, Eleven-Minute Line (Sweden), and Pin River--Yangtze (Beijing), Lin maintains a balance between art and architecture, drawing inspiration from culturally diverse sources. From the moment she entered the national spotlight with her design for the Vietnam Memorial, Lin has been proposing ways of thinking and imagining that resist categories, genres, and borders"--Provided by publisher
In the desert of desire : Las Vegas and the culture of spectacle by William L Fox( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las Vegas, says writer Fox, is a pay-as-you-play paradise that succeeds through its collective ability to fantasize our deepest desires, which in a consumer society mean vast 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. His purview ranges from casino art galleries to the dismally underfunded Las Vegas Art Museum; from spectacular casino animal collections to the city's lack of support for a viable public zoo; from the environmental and psychological impact of lavish water displays in the desert to the artistic ambiguities of Las Vegas's floating world of showgirls, lapdancers, and ballet divas. Given that Las Vegas has been a harbinger of national cultural trends, Fox's commentary offers insight into the increasing commercialization of nature and culture across America.--From publisher description
Third views, second sights : a rephotographic survey of the American West( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying DVD contains ... "[a]n interactive program with audio, video, panoramas, and animated walk-arounds featuring 109 rephotographed western sites with site notes and field notes and searchable archive/database"--DVD label
Odyssey : the photographs of Linda Connor by Linda Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Approaching nowhere by Jeffrey T Brouws( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of color photographs by Jeff Brouws in which he explores the abandoned landscapes and main streets of America, as well as the encroachment of development
Mapping the empty : eight artists and Nevada by William L Fox( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LAND/ART New Mexico by Kathleen Shields( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer and fall of 2009 a group of New Mexico arts organizations joined together to present LAND/ART, a large-scale collaboration, which explored the relationship between land, art, and community through exhibitions, site-specificart works, lectures, and performances. Focusing on "environmental" or "Land" art, the collaboration addressed our changing relationship to nature, and to offer a new or previously unconsidered understanding of the places in which we live. This book is the culmination and documentation of this six-month, and features the work of over forty artists including Michael Berman, Erika Blumenfeld, David Taylor, Basia Irland, Patrick Dougherty, Catalina Delgado Trunk, and Shelley Niro. --
TumbleWords : writers reading the West( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TumbleWords, an anthology of works by 72 western writers, is the result of a Western States Arts Federation project developed to bring writers and their audiences together in direct and unforgettable ways. From 1992 to 1994 poets, novelists, short-story writers, and essayists from Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming gave readings and workshops in places where audiences have little, if any, access to contemporary writers. This anthology is a permanent record of the words spoken at those first TumbleWords readings
Photography and flight by Denis E Cosgrove( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Used for everything from geographic evaluation to secret spy missions, aerial photography has a rich and storied history, ably recounted here in Photography and Flight. Aerial photography is marked by its dependency on technological developments in both photography and aerospace, and the authors chart the history of this photography as it tracked the evolution of these technologies. Beginning with early images taken from hot-air balloons, fixed platforms, and subsequent handheld camera technology, Denis Cosgrove and William Fox then explain how military reconnaissance and governmental projects
Driving to Mars by William L Fox( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on Haughton Crater's role as an environmental analog for Mars. Every July, scientists set up camp on the rim of the 12-mile diameter wide, almost a thousand feet deep hole in the Canadian High Arctic to develop techniques for manned and robotic missions to Mars. The author describes his firsthand experiences in the endeavor and reflects on the question of why we explore
Unseen by Diane Tuft( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The half-life of history : the atomic bomb and Wendover Air Base by Mark Klett( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Hiroshima, Japan a twisted steel dome is grim reminder of a city destroyed by the first atomic bomb used in warfare. It is a history no one dares to forget. Halfway around the globe in the Utah/Nevada border stands another ruin, the airplane hangar inside of which the bomber that carried the Hiroshima bomb was readied for its mission. Wendover Airbase, once the world's largest, now crumbles from neglect. The stories and relics at Wendover describe more than the past, they also point to a historic cycle; to a present filled with new apprehensions that carry the potential for a chilling future. Artist Mark Klett, known for his ongoing exploration of landscape, history and the passage of time through the medium of photography, and William L. Fox, a celebrated science and art writer whose work has focused on human cognition and memory, teamed up to create a fascinating visual and verbal multi-layered portrait of Wendover Airbase and the experience of memory in relation to the use of the atomic bomb by the American military in World War II." -- Publisher's description
Monuments : 276 views of the United States-Mexico border by David Taylor( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading sand : selected desert poems, 1976-2000 by William L Fox( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fox has invented a form equal to his subject, a form both radically austere and musical, a form more compelling, emotionally expressive, and seemingly necessary than I have seen in contemporary American poems for some time. --Forrest Gander. In Reading Sand, Fox's elegant minimalist poems capture the essence of teh Great Basin desert--its daunting emptiness, the passage of light and wind across its surfaces, the colors and textures, its silence. --University of Nevada Press
Aereality : essays on the world from above by William L Fox( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. On the East Coast, he examines the elevated art of the Hudson River Valley and New York City. And finally, in Australia, Fox examines the history and current practice of both Euro-Australian and Aboriginal aerial views, and searches for the cognitive roots of our aerial imagination. Accompanying Fox throughout his travels is a rolling cast of enlightened fliers: geographers, museum curators, landscape photographers, anthropologists, and artists. He traverses the sky in prop planes, helicopters, and hot air balloons, all with the ultimate goal of knowing and experiencing the earth from the air
One wave standing by William L Fox( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya Lin : here and there by Maya Ying Lin( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aereality : on the world from above by William L Fox( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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. On the East Coast, he examines the elevated art of the Hudson River Valley and New York City. And finally, in Australia, Fox examines the history and current practice of both Euro-Australian and Aboriginal aerial views, and searches for the cognitive r
 
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Terra Antarctica : looking into the emptiest continent
Alternative Names
Fox, William

Fox, William Lyman

William L. Fox

Languages
English (96)

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View finder : Mark Klett, photography, and the reinvention of landscapeIn the desert of desire : Las Vegas and the culture of spectacleThird views, second sights : a rephotographic survey of the American WestOdyssey : the photographs of Linda ConnorApproaching nowhereMapping the empty : eight artists and NevadaLAND/ART New MexicoTumbleWords : writers reading the West