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Solnit, Rebecca

Works: 94 works in 312 publications in 4 languages and 16,551 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Maps  Pictorial works  Posters  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Author of introduction, Redactor, Other, Collector, zxx
Classifications: HV553, 303.485
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rebecca Solnit
Most widely held works by Rebecca Solnit
Wanderlust : a history of walking by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,639 WorldCat member 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member 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 )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member 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
Men explain things to me by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her comic, scathing essay "Men Explain Things to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters. She ends on a serious note-- because the ultimate problem is the silencing of women who have something to say, including those saying things like, "He's trying to kill me!" This updated edition of the book features that now-classic essay as well as Solnit's recent essay on the remarkable feminist conversation that arose in the wake of the 2014 Isla Vista killings
As Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and art by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To Rebecca Solnit, the word "landscape" implies not only literal places, but also the ground on which we invent our lives and confront our innermost troubles and desires. The organic world, to Solnit, gives rise to the social, political, and philosophical landscapes we inhabit. As Eve Said to the Serpent: On Landscape, Gender, and Art skillfully weaves the natural world with the realm of art - its history, techniques, and criticism - to offer a remarkable compendium of Solnit's research and ruminations." "The nineteen pieces in this book range from the intellectual formality of traditional art criticism to highly personal, lyrical meditations. All are distinguished by Solnit's vivid, original style that blends imaginative associations with penetrating insights. These thoughts produce quirky, intelligent, and wryly humorous content as Solnit ranges across disciplines to explore nuclear test sites, the meaning of national borders, deserts, clouds, and caves - as well as ideas of the feminine and the sublime as they relate to our physical and psychological terrains." "Sixty images throughout the book display the work of the contemporary artists under discussion, including landscape photographers, performance artists, sculptors, and installation artists. Alongside her text, Solnit's gallery of images provides a vivid excursion into new ways of perceiving landscape, bodies, and art. Animals and the human body appear together with space and terra firma as Solnit reconfigures the blurred lines that define nature."--Jacket
Storming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politics by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member 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
Hope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilities by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 503 WorldCat member 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
After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire by Mark Klett( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the displacement of the art and lifestyles of many of San Francisco's inhabitants by the economic boom and wealthy newcomers
Eliot Porter : the color of wildness by Eliot Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinite city : a San Francisco atlas by Rebecca Solnit( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Atlas] of principal landmarks and treasures of the region, including butterly species, queer sites, murders, coffee, water, power, contingent identities, social types, libraries, early morning bars, the lost labor landscape of 1960, and the monumental Monterey cypresses of San Francisco; of indigenous place names, women environmentalists, toxins, food sites, right wing organizations, World War II shipyards, Zen Buddhist centers, salmon migration, and musical histories of the Bay Area; with details of cultural geogrpahies of the Mission District, the Fillmore's culture wars and metamorphoses, the racial discourses of the United Nations Plaza, the south of Market world that redevelpment devoured, and other significant phenomena, vanished and extant."
Yosemite in time : ice ages, tree clocks, ghost rivers by Mark Klett( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member 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
Secret exhibition : six California artists of the Cold War era by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles a vital California art movement, focusing on six artists -- Wallace Bergman, Jess, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hendrick, and George Herms -- who broke new ground with provocative work, especially in assemblage and mixed-media projects. This important though relatively little-documented 1950s' avant-garde flourished on the West Coast, where the artists were free to create art that was as subversive as it was uncommercial.--From publisher's Web site
Tracing cultures( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, supplemented by two essays, on the theme of adjustment and loss in immigration
Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas by Rebecca Solnit( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like the bestselling Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, this book is a brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas, one that provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of New Orleans, a city replete with contradictions. More than twenty essays assemble a chorus of vibrant voices, including geographers, scholars of sugar and bananas, the city's remarkable musicians, prison activists, environmentalists, Arab and Native voices, and local experts, as well as the coauthors' compelling contributions. Featuring 22 full-color two-page-spread maps, Unfathomable City plumbs the depths of this major tourist destination, pivotal scene of American history and culture and, most recently, site of monumental disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. The innovative maps' precision and specificity shift our notions of the Mississippi, the Caribbean, Mardi Gras, jazz, soils and trees, generational roots, and many other subjects, and expand our ideas of how any city is imagined and experienced. Together with the inspired texts, they show New Orleans as both an imperiled city-by erosion, crime, corruption, and sea level rise-and an ageless city that lives in music as a form of cultural resistance. Compact, lively, and completely original, Unfathomable City takes readers on a tour that will forever change the way they think about place."--
Crimes and splendors : the desert cantos of Richard Misrach by Anne Tucker( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

. This monumental publication, the first comprehensive survey of Richard Misrach's epic work-in-progress, serves as an exhibition catalogue for a major midcareer retrospective organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The show will tour in the United States (venues include Tucson, Tacoma, and Chicago)
The encyclopedia of trouble and spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The incomparable Rebecca Solnit, author of more than a dozen acclaimed books of nonfiction, brings the same dazzling writing to the twenty-nine essays in The Encyclopedia of Trouble and Spaciousness. As the title suggests, the territory of Solnit's concerns is vast, and in her signature alchemical style she combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community, all while writing with the lyricism of a poet to achieve incandescence and wisdom. Gathered here are celebrated iconic essays along with little-known pieces that create a powerful survey of the world we live in. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, Solnit's collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political worlds. Like the women who've pioneered before her-Sontag, Didion, and Dillard-her essays are a beacon. "--
The best American science and nature writing 2014( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of nature and science essays published in American periodicals in 2013, including works by such authors as Katherine Bagley, Barbara Kingsolver, Fred Pearce, and Carl Zimmer
The sky book by Richard Misrach( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of migrations : some passages in Ireland by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under close scrutiny. It is no accident that her journey culminates in an encounter with the Travellers, the indigenous nomads of contemporary Ireland
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A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disasters
Alternative Names
Rebecca Solnit amerikansk frfattare, journalist och essist

Rebecca Solnit US-amerikanische Essayistin und Kulturhistorikerin

ソルニット, レベッカ


English (175)

French (10)

Italian (6)

German (5)

A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disastersRiver of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild westAs Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and artStorming the gates of paradise : landscapes for politicsHope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilitiesAfter the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fireHollow city : the siege of San Francisco and the crisis of American urbanismEliot Porter : the color of wildness