Sites Unseen

Architecture, Race, and American Literature

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Author: William A. Gleason

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814733271

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 286

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Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, andOCoalthough we have not yet understood this clearlyOCorace relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the OC OrientalOCO parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth centuryOCoin their regional, national, and hemispheric contextsOCo Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment."

Sites Unseen

Landscape and Vision

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Author: Dianne Suzette Harris,D. Fairchild Ruggles

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973200

Category: Architecture

Page: 318

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Sites Unseen challenges conventions for viewing and interpreting the landscape, using visual theory to move beyond traditional practices of describing and classifying objects to explore notions of audience and context. Treats landscape as a spatial, psychological, and sensory encounter, opening a new dialogue for discussing the landscape outside the boundaries of current art criticism and theory.

Sites Unseen

America As I See It

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Author: Laura E. Walker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781468547993

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Sites Unseen is no ordinary travel book. Laura Walker takes the reader on an extraordinary journey to four great American cities – Boston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. See well-known landmarks like you’ve never seen them before as she shares her unique perspective as a blind woman travelling across the country. Meet her intrepid companions who guide Laura along her way, and soon discover there are “perks of blindness.” Each chapter concludes with a few “Sites Unseen Tips”, designed to humorously educate the reader about how to travel as a blind person, as well as with one. However, as the author herself said, “This isn’t just a HOW-TO book; it’s much more of an I-DID one.” Sites Unseen is more than a travel log of hilarious adventures from a woman of limited sight. Laura takes special care to reveal new ways to see the world around us, and encourages the reader to experience life and all its offerings. Using her other senses, including humor and imagination, Laura engages with others and her surroundings head on –sometimes literally.

Sites Unseen

Uncovering Hidden Hazards in American Cities

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Author: Scott Frickel,James R. Elliott

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610448731

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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From a dive bar in New Orleans to a leafy residential street in Minneapolis, many establishments and homes in cities across the nation share a troubling and largely invisible past: they were once sites of industrial manufacturers, such as plastics factories or machine shops, that likely left behind carcinogens and other hazardous industrial byproducts. In Sites Unseen, sociologists Scott Frickel and James Elliott uncover the hidden histories of these sites to show how they are regularly produced and reincorporated into urban landscapes with limited or no regulatory oversight. By revealing this legacy of our industrial past, Sites Unseen spotlights how city-making has become an ongoing process of social and environmental transformation and risk containment. To demonstrate these dynamics, Frickel and Elliott investigate four very different cities—New Orleans, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon. Using original data assembled and mapped for thousands of former manufacturers’ locations dating back to the 1950s, they find that more than 90 percent of such sites have now been converted to urban amenities such as parks, homes, and storefronts with almost no environmental review. And because manufacturers tend to open plants on new, non-industrial lots rather than on lots previously occupied by other manufacturers, associated hazards continue to spread relatively unabated. As they do, residential turnover driven by gentrification and the rising costs of urban living further obscure these sites from residents and regulatory agencies alike. Frickel and Elliott show that these hidden processes have serious consequences for city-dwellers. While minority and working class neighborhoods are still more likely to attract hazardous manufacturers, rapid turnover in cities means that whites and middle-income groups also face increased risk. Since government agencies prioritize managing polluted sites that are highly visible or politically expedient, many former manufacturing sites that now have other uses remain invisible. To address these oversights, the authors advocate creating new municipal databases that identify previously undocumented manufacturing sites as potential environmental hazards. They also suggest that legislation limiting urban sprawl might reduce the flow of hazardous materials beyond certain boundaries. A wide-ranging synthesis of urban and environmental scholarship, Sites Unseen shows that creating sustainable cities requires deep engagement with industrial history as well as with the social and regulatory processes that continue to remake urban areas through time. A Volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology.

Site Unseen

The Politics of Siting a Nuclear Waste Repository

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Author: Gerald Jacob

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822974533

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Gerald Jacob views the history of public policy regarding nuclear waste, culminating in the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy act and its aftermath. The 1982 act promised a solution, but Jacob believes it deferred to the interests of the nuclear utilities and the U.S. Department of Energy. He describes how the nuclear establishment used science and geography to protect its interests and dominate nuclear waste policy making. He examines the federal promotion of nuclear power, and asserts that federal policies strong-armed public opposition, and locked the country into a single, but flawed waste disposal solution.

Trevor Paglen

Sites Unseen

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Author: John Jacob,Luke Skrebowski

Publisher: Giles

ISBN: 9781911282334

Category: Art

Page: 254

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The first volume to present Paglen's early photographic series alongside his recent sculptural objects and new work with AI.

Site Unseen

An Emma Fielding Mystery

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Author: Dana Cameron

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061752177

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Brilliant, dedicated, and driven, archaeologist Emma Fielding finds things that have been lost for hundreds of years -- and she's very, very good at it. A soon-to-be-tenured professor, she has recently unearthed evidence of a seventeenth-century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body that accompanies it has embroiled Emma and her students in a different kind of exploration. With her reputation suddenly in jeopardy -- due to the ruthless machinations of a disgruntled rival -- and a second suspicious death, heartbreakingly close to home, Emma must unearth a killer among the relics. But that means digging deep to get to dark secrets buried in the heart of the archaeological community -- which, in turn, could bury Emma Fielding.

Wow Wow

Sites Unseen : the Internet Review

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Author: Richard Preston

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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What is woW Wow? What isn't? This surprising, quirky, up-to-the-minute guide to the web's most interesting and original sites transcends boundaries and categories to offer in-depth peeks at sites most Internet guides overlook, because they're too obscure, too hard to find, or just too strange. The brainchild of Fuel -- one of the world's most innovative internet marketing and design firms -- woW Wow draws on an impressive group of contributors from around the world: from journalists to musicians to artists and more. Their views, opinions, and interests are as diverse as the subject matter they present and, without being technical or highbrow, their 400-word essays about the sites they love best are brimming with insight and personal reflection. The resulting collection is a true kaleidoscope of the weird and wonderful. Where else can you find a tribute to Mr. Blow-up, a latex-loving fetishist, back-to-back with directions to the Payphone Project, or information about disinfo.com, the "subculture search engine"? A website accompanying the book provides hot links to sites reviewed in woW Wow and will act as an information and message board, encouraging visitors' comments and suggestions for new sites worth reviewing. Playfully presented in a layout that's both colorful and imaginative, woW Wow is a unique and unforgettable self-guided tour to the farthest reaches of the ever-growing Internet universe.

At Memory's Edge

After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture

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Author: James E. Young

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300094138

Category: History

Page: 248

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How should Germany commemorate the mass murder of Jews once committed in its name? In 1997, James E. Young was invited to join a German commission appointed to find an appropriate design for a national memorial in Berlin to the European Jews killed in World War II. As the only foreigner and only Jew on the panel, Young gained a unique perspective on Germany's fraught efforts to memorialize the Holocaust. In this book, he tells for the first time the inside story of Germany's national Holocaust memorial and his own role in it. In exploring Germany's memorial crisis, Young also asks the more general question of how a generation of contemporary artists can remember an event like the Holocaust, which it never knew directly. Young examines the works of a number of vanguard artists in America and Europe--including Art Spiegelman, Shimon Attie, David Levinthal, and Rachel Whiteread--all born after the Holocaust but indelibly shaped by its memory as passed down through memoirs, film, photographs, and museums. In the context of the moral and aesthetic questions raised by these avant-garde projects, Young offers fascinating insights into the controversy surrounding Berlin's newly opened Jewish museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, as well as Germany's soon-to-be-built national Holocaust memorial, designed by Peter Eisenman. Illustrated with striking images in color and black-and-white, At Memory's Edge is the first book in any language to chronicle these projects and to show how we remember the Holocaust in the after-images of its history.

Das terrestrische Manifest

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Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758047

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

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Eine Serie politischer Unwetter hat die Welt durcheinandergebracht. Die Instrumente, mit denen wir uns früher orientierten, funktionieren nicht mehr. Verstanden wir Politik lange als einen Zeitstrahl, der von einer lokalen Vergangenheit in eine globale Zukunft führen würde, realisieren wir nun, dass der Globus für unsere Globalisierungspläne zu klein ist. Der Weg in eine behütetere Vergangenheit erweist sich ebenfalls als Fiktion. Wir hängen in der Luft, der jähe Absturz droht. In dieser brisanten Situation gilt es zuallererst, wieder festen Boden unter den Füßen zu gewinnen und sich dann neu zu orientieren. Bruno Latour unternimmt den Versuch, die Landschaft des Politischen neu zu vermessen und unsere politischen Leidenschaften auf neue Gegenstände auszurichten. Jenseits überkommener Unterscheidungen wie links und rechts, fortschrittlich und reaktionär plädiert er für eine radikal materialistische Politik, die nicht nur den Produktionsprozess einbezieht, sondern auch die ökologischen Bedingungen unserer Existenz.

Between Dirt and Discussion

Methods, Methodology and Interpretation in Historical Archaeology

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Author: Steven Archer,Kevin Bartoy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387342192

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Between Dirt and Discussion advocates recentering the materials that make archaeology archaeology, in the hope of reinvigorating dialogues about the historic past, and archaeological contributions to its understanding. The cases presented in this volume revisit old methods and previous scholarly approaches with new perspectives, and incorporate the newest technologies available for understanding the past. Using their own work as examples, the contributors explore the connections between methodology and interpretation.

Designing Your Perfect House: Lessons from an Architect

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Author: William J. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Designing Your Perfect House

ISBN: 0979882028

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Freshly updated, this 2nd edition of Designing Your Perfect House has tones of priceless advice and color illustrations. It is an essential guidebook for navigating the mystifying process of house design, remodeling and building. Now its better than ever and includes a bonus lesson, Building Green, Naturally. Architect Hirsch draws on decades of experience and uses his enjoyable, easy to read writing style to convey sage advice guaranteed to help you design or remodel the perfect house for you, while controlling the process and saving money along the way.

Die Unsichtbaren

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Author: Roy Jacobsen

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 8711449659

Category:

Page: 270

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"Ein geheimnisvolles Meisterwerk! Norwegen, erste Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts: eine abgelegene Insel hoch oben im Norden an der zerklüfteten Küste. Für Hans und Maria Barroy ist sie das Paradies auf Erden. Sie leben mit ihrer kleinen Familie von dem, was der karge Boden und das wilde Meer ihnen bescheren. Ihre Tochter Ingrid hingegen will mehr. Sie geht aufs Festland. Als Hausmädchen findet sie eine Anstellung bei einer wohlhabenden Familie. Rührend kümmert sie sich um deren Kinder Felix und Suzanne. Doch eines Tages sind deren Eltern verschwunden. Ingrid entschließt sich, die beiden Waisen mit auf ihre Insel zu nehmen. Es ist der Beginn einer dramatischen Entwicklung! Anrührend und weise, heiter und lebendig. Roy Jacobsens Beschreibungen der Menschen und der Natur sind atemberaubend." AUTORENPORTRÄT Roy Jacobsen, geboren 1954 in Oslo, ist einer der meistgelesenen Schriftsteller Norwegens. Mit Kurzgeschichten und zwölf Romanen hat er sich auch über die Grenzen Norwegens hinaus einen Namen gemacht. Sein Werk ist in seiner Heimat mit zahlreichen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichnet worden.

The Business of iPhone App Development

Making and Marketing Apps that Succeed

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Author: Dave Wooldridge,Michael Schneider

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430227346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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The phenomenal success of the iPhone and the iPod touch has ushered in a “gold rush” for developers, but with well over 100,000 apps in the highly competitive App Store, it has become increasingly difficult for new apps to stand out in the crowd. Achieving consumer awareness and sales longevity for your iPhone app requires a lot of organization and some strategic planning. This book will show you how to incorporate marketing and business savvy into every aspect of the design and development process, giving your app the best possible chance of succeeding in the App Store. The Business of iPhone App Development was written by experienced developers with business backgrounds, taking you step-by-step through cost-effective marketing techniques that have proven successful for professional iPhone app creators—perfect for independent developers on shoestring budgets. Although there are a few iPhone app marketing books on the horizon, they appear to tackle the subject from purely a marketer’s perspective. What makes this book unique is that it was written by developers for developers, showing you not only what to do, but also how to do it, complete with time-saving resources and ready-to-use code examples. No prior business knowledge is required. This is the book you wish you had read before you launched your first app!

The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

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Author: Tess Ayers,Paul Brown

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191518

Category: Reference

Page: 288

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This updated edition to the classic planner is “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist