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Reciprocal landscapes : stories in material movement, Jane Hutton

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Reciprocal landscapes : stories in material movement
Title
Reciprocal landscapes
Title remainder
stories in material movement
Statement of responsibility
Jane Hutton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How are the far-away, invisible landscapes where materials come from related to the highly visible, urban landscapes where those same materials are installed? Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements traces five everyday landscape construction materials - fertilizer, stone, steel, trees, and wood - from seminal public landscapes in New York City, back to where they came from. Drawing from archival documents, photographs, and field trips, the author brings these two separate landscapes - the material's source and the urban site where the material ended up - together, exploring themes of unequal ecological exchange, labor, and material flows. Each chapter follows a single material's movement: guano from Peru that landed in Central Park in the 1860s, granite from Maine that paved Broadway in the 1890s, structural steel from Pittsburgh that restructured Riverside Park in the 1930s, London plane street trees grown on Rikers Island by incarcerated workers that were planted on SeventhAvenue north of Central Park in the 1950s, and the popular tropical hardwood, ipe, from northern Brazil installed in the High Line in the 2000s. Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements considers the social, political, and ecological entanglements of material practice, challenging readers to think of materials not as inert products but as continuous with land and the people that shape them, and to reimagine forms of construction in solidarity with people, other species, and landscapes elsewhere
Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hutton, Jane Elizabeth
Dewey number
712
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB472.3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscape architecture
  • Building materials
  • Landscaping industry
Label
Reciprocal landscapes : stories in material movement, Jane Hutton
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inexhaustible terrain: guano from the Chincha Islands, Peru to central park, 1862 -- Range of motions: granite from Vinalhaven, Maine to Broadway, 1892 -- Rivers of steel: steel from Pittsburgh to Riverside Park, 1937 -- Breathing with trees: London plane trees from Rikers Island to 7th Avenue, 1959 -- Arresting decay: tropical hardwood from Para, Brazil to the High Line, 2009
Control code
9781315737102
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317569053
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1100424614
  • (OCoLC-P)1100424614
Label
Reciprocal landscapes : stories in material movement, Jane Hutton
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inexhaustible terrain: guano from the Chincha Islands, Peru to central park, 1862 -- Range of motions: granite from Vinalhaven, Maine to Broadway, 1892 -- Rivers of steel: steel from Pittsburgh to Riverside Park, 1937 -- Breathing with trees: London plane trees from Rikers Island to 7th Avenue, 1959 -- Arresting decay: tropical hardwood from Para, Brazil to the High Line, 2009
Control code
9781315737102
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317569053
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1100424614
  • (OCoLC-P)1100424614

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