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Solnit, Rebecca

Works: 81 works in 269 publications in 7 languages and 11,234 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Maps  Posters  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Redactor, Contributor, Collector, Other
Classifications: JA75.8, 304.20973
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Most widely held works about Rebecca Solnit
Most widely held works by Rebecca Solnit
Wanderlust : a history of walking by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 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
Storming the gates of paradise landscapes for politics by Rebecca Solnit( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,611 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
River of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild west by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 1,126 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
Hope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilities by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 628 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
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 614 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
Men explain things to me by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 492 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 book features that now-classic essay with six perfect complements, including an examination of the great feminist writer Virginia Woolf 's embrace of mystery, of not knowing, of doubt and ambiguity, a highly original inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of contemporary violence against women"--
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 480 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 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 407 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."
Secret exhibition : six California artists of the Cold War era by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 301 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
Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas by Rebecca Solnit( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 266 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."--
The encyclopedia of trouble and spaciousness by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""In twenty-nine essays Solnit combines commentary on history, justice, war and peace, and explorations of place, art, and community to create a powerful survey of the world. In its encyclopedic reach and its generous compassion, this collection charts a way through the thickets of our complex social and political structures"--Provided by publisher"--
Celebrate people's history : the poster book of resistance and revolution by Josh MacPhee( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred posters designed by over eighty artists celebrate important acts of resistance--events and individuals working toward racial justice, women's rights, queer liberation, labor struggles, and innovative activism. CPH is a creative tour through history from some of the most socially engaged artists working today. Artists include Christy Road, Nicole Schulman, Swoon, Eric Drooker, Garage Collective, and more
Petah Coyne : everything that rises must converge by Petah Coyne( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American science and nature writing 2014 by Deborah Blum( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 206 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
Inside out : paintings by Stefan Kürten( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A meditation on the dilemmas and desires for home that combines the writings of art critic and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit with painter Stefan Kurten's lush images of domestic interiors, buildings, and landscapes. Solnit reflects on emotional privatization, real-estate fetishism, and aesthetic pleasure, while Kurten's paintings of state bourgeois suburban homes project a dogged attempt to make life perfect, at least on the surface. His armchairs, ottomans and planter boxes suggest that we are living in a peculiar state of safety and bliss. Together, the text and images question the equation of ideal houses with ideal lives, the images that shape our perception of childhood, and our notion of a fulfilled adulthood
Motion studies : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranch by Michael Light( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Groundwork by Amy Trachtenberg( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motion studies : time, space and Eadweard Muybridge by Rebecca Solnit( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
ソルニット, レベッカ

Storming the gates of paradise landscapes for politicsRiver of shadows : Eadweard Muybridge and the technological wild westHope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilitiesAs Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and artHollow city : the siege of San Francisco and the crisis of American urbanismEliot Porter : the color of wildnessInfinite city : a San Francisco atlasSecret exhibition : six California artists of the Cold War era