Most widely held works about Rebecca Solnit
Most widely held works by Rebecca Solnit
Wanderlust : a history of walking by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,432 libraries worldwide
Discusses walking as a political, social, and aesthetic act, exploring its history and how famous walkers such as Wordsworth, Socrates, and Jane Austen's characters used it, and explains the necessity of walking instead of always driving and hurrying.
A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disasters by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster, people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? Award-winning author Solnit explores this phenomena, looking at major calamities from the past 100 years.
River of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild west by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
A survey of the historical contributions of Eadweard Muybridge documents his role in filmmaking technology and as a war photographer before standing trial for the murder of his wife's lover.
Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of journeying into difficult territory and reporting back, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public intellectual. This anthology of her essential essays from the past ten years takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.-Mexican border, from San Francisco to London, from open sky to the deepest mines, and from the antislavery struggles of two hundred years ago to today's street protests. The nearly forty essays collected here comprise a unique guidebook to the American landscape after the millennium--not just the deserts, skies, gardens, and wilderness areas that have long made up Solnit's subject matter, but the social landscape of democracy and repression, of borders, ruins, and protests. She ventures into territories as dark as prison and as sublime as a broad vista, revealing beauty in the harshest landscape and political struggle in the most apparently serene view.--From publisher description.
A field guide to getting lost by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
A series of autobiographical essays draws on key moments and relationships in the author's life to explore such issues as trust, loss, and desire, in a volume that focuses on a central theme of losing oneself in the pleasures of experience.
As Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and art by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire by Mark Klett ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
How has San Francisco's urban landscape changed in the hundred years since the earthquake and cataclysmic firestorms that destroyed three-quarters of the city in 1906? For this provocative rephotography project, photographer Klett has gone to the same locations pictured in 45 photographs taken in the days following the 1906 earthquake and fires, and precisely duplicated each photograph's vantage point. The result is a powerful comparison that challenges our preconceptions about time, history, and culture. Features an essay by noted environmental historian Philip Fradkin on the events surrounding and following the 1906 earthquake, which he describes as "the equivalent of an intensive, three-day bombing raid."--Publisher description.
Hollow city : the siege of San Francisco and the crisis of American urbanism by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Describes the displacement of the art and lifestyles of many of San Francisco's inhabitants by the economic boom and wealthy newcomers.
Hope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilities by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 413 libraries worldwide
"When Hope in the dark was first published, it resonated with readers everywhere. In these days of cultural and political pessimism, Rebecca Solnit's impassioned defense of hope is both necessary and inspiring. Now, in this new, significantly expanded edition, Solnit explores the political territory of America following George Bush's re-election, and the ongoing consequences of the war in Iraq."--Back cover.
A book of migrations : some passages in Ireland by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Strangely positioned between Europe and the postcolonial world, Ireland occupies a fluid and contradictory space, not least in the memory or imagination of its many emigrants. In this sensitive exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit returns to Ireland, armed with a newly-acquired Irish passport - courtesy of otherwise forgotten maternal ancestors. Her journey is not to find stable identity in ancestral roots but to confront notions of stability, identity,
Savage dreams : a journey into the hidden wars of the American West by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
In 1851, a war began in what would become Yosemite National Park, a war that has yet to come to a real conclusion. A century later and about a hundred and fifty miles away as the crow flies, another war began when the U.S. government began setting off nuclear bombs at the Nevada Test Site, in what was called a nuclear testing program but functioned as a war against the land and people of the Great Basin. Savage Dreams is an exploration of these two landscapes, the arid and forbidden expanse of the Nevada Test Site, and the celebrated, crowded landscape of Yosemite National Park. Together they serve as our national Eden and Armageddon, though their real histories complicate the meanings of such mythical places.
Yosemite in time : ice ages, tree clocks, ghost rivers by Mark Klett ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 390 libraries worldwide
Yosemite is a world-famous location that has attracted famous photographers such as Eadward Muybridge, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams, environmental organizations, rock climbers, and tourists. This book puts the park in a new light, with rephotography of some of the most enduring photos taken at Yosemite and three essays by noted critic Rebecca Solnit. The photographs and essays reconsider the iconic status of Yosemite in America's conception of wilderness, questioning how the park was defined by its first visitors and offering new ideas for an America--and a park--that has changed dramatically since tourists first set foot in Yosemite Valley. Jarring and insightful, this is an intimate reconsideration of a park that millions of people hold dear.--From publisher description.
Eliot Porter : the color of wildness by Eliot Porter ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Tracing cultures ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Photographs, supplemented by two essays, on the theme of adjustment and loss in immigration.
Secret exhibition : six California artists of the Cold War era by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Crimes and splendors : the desert cantos of Richard Misrach by Anne Tucker ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
The beauty, mystery, and abuse of the American desert are topics explored by Richard Misrach in his breathtaking Desert Cantos series, one of the most ambitious and innovative photographic projects of our time. Evolving over the course of two decades, the series now comprises eighteen numbered and named subseries, or cantos, and a prologue.
Infinite city : a San Francisco atlas by Rebecca Solnit ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.
Savage dreams : a journey into the landscape wars of the American West by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The sky book by Richard Misrach ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Petah Coyne : everything that rises must converge by Petah Coyne ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
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