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Solnit, Rebecca

Works: 96 works in 275 publications in 2 languages and 14,869 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Pictorial works  Maps  Catalogs  Anecdotes 
Roles: Creator, Author of introduction, Redactor, Contributor, Collaborator, Collector, Other
Classifications: HV553, 303.485
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Most widely held works by Rebecca Solnit
A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disasters by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,627 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
Wanderlust : a history of walking by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,494 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 ( )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,462 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 )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,112 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
As Eve said to the serpent : on landscape, gender, and art by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 603 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."--BOOK JACKET
After the ruins, 1906 and 2006 : rephotographing the San Francisco earthquake and fire by Mark Klett ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 496 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 )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 486 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
Hope in the dark : untold histories, wild possibilities by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 470 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
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
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
Savage dreams : a journey into the hidden wars of the American West by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Savage Dreams is a story about civil disobedience, landscape painting and photography, Indian wars, place names, Henry David Thoreau, many heroines, a few conquistadors, Adam and Eve in and out of Paradise, physicists, country music, nuclear fallout, gardens, storytelling, walking, traveling, home and friendship
Infinite city : a San Francisco atlas by Rebecca Solnit ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 369 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."
Tracing cultures ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member 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 )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 297 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
Crimes and splendors : the desert cantos of Richard Misrach by Anne Tucker ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With subjects as diverse as a military base in Utah, a man-made flood in California, sublime skies in Arizona, and arts happenings in Nevada, Richard Misrach's images raise probing and compelling questions about contemporary society's relationship to the desert. Included in this beautifully illustrated book are more than sixty Desert Cantos photographs that have never before been published, as well as some of the artist's best-known and most-admired images
Savage dreams : a journey into the landscape wars of the American West by Rebecca Solnit ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Together they serve as our national Eden and Armageddon and offer up a lot of the history of the west, not only in terms of Indian and environmental wars, but in terms of the relationship between culture - the generation of beliefs and views - and its implementation as politics."--BOOK JACKET
The sky book by Richard Misrach ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Petah Coyne : everything that rises must converge by Petah Coyne ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unfathomable city : a New Orleans atlas by Rebecca Solnit ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 162 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."--
Invisible : covert operations and classified landscapes by Trevor Paglen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
ソルニット, レベッカ
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