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    DescriptionThe first Apollo images of the Earth produced a perspective enabling humanity to act on Earth and its nature as if it controlled it from outside. The recent developments of satellite technologies have had a significant impact on the modes of representation as well as the conceptions of geography and space. This new geography from above the home, the city, entire territories, the Earth itself, the Moon, Mars, and beyond redefine our environment, subjectivities, and practices. With such tools at hand, architects conceive of the geographic as a possible scale, site of intervention, and design approach. The scale of vision, viewpoint, and qualification of space made possible by satellite imagery reframes contemporary debates on design, agency, and territory. Volume 4 of "New Geographies" features articles and projects that critically address the relationship of space with such modes of representation. What are the characteristics of such an integrated elevated vision, and what geographical knowledge does it bring forth? How is such an analytical space to be subsequently interpreted and experienced? What are the cultural, political, and environmental repercussions of a vision celebrated as objective and universalist? What new global issues and debates do such scales of vision raise, and how do such visualizations of the Earth-as-home intersect with concerns of ecology and calls for global awareness?


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    Title
    New Geographies: Scales of the Earth Volume 4
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) El Hadi Jazairy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781934510278
    ISBN 10: 1934510270
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RN, RG, AB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    Libri: I-AR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ARC018000, ARC010000
    DC22: 910.285
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: G70.212 .S29 2011
    Thema V1.0: AB, RN, RG
    Illustrations note
    80 color illustrations; 22 halftones
    Publisher
    Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Imprint name
    Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Publication date
    01 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge