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    DescriptionTo 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. In these nineteen quirky, smart, and wryly humorous pieces, Solnit ranges across disciplines to explore nuclear test sites, deserts, clouds, caves, and the meaning of national borders - 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.


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    Title
    As Eve Said to the Serpent
    Subtitle
    On Landscape, Gender and Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rebecca Solnit
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780820324937
    ISBN 10: 0820324930
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    BIC subject category V2: ABA
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    LC classification: HQ
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000
    DC21: 701.1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 51
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 305
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, ART050000, SOC032000
    DC22: 704.943601
    Thema V1.0: ABA
    Illustrations note
    60ill.
    Publisher
    University of Georgia Press
    Imprint name
    University of Georgia Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Georgia
    Author Information
    Rebecca Solnit is the best-selling author of Wanderlust, Savage Dreams, and several other books. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA Fellowship for Literature. She is a contributing editor for Art Issues and Creative Camera magazines and lives in San Francisco.
    Review quote
    "Solnit's graceful and trenchant inquiries into our perceptions of nature, women, art, and technology explicate both our nostalgia for lost wilderness and our painfully slow shift from 'a mechanical to an ecological worldview.'"--"Booklist"