Aereality On the World from Above

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
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William Fox’s writing for the last several years has been focused on how we construct aerial views, either physically (by flying) or in our imaginations.
In Aereality, he flies over earthworks in Nevada and Utah, soars through the world’s largest open pit mine, and surveys Los Angeles, circumnavigating large swaths of true American urban sprawl. On the East Coast, he examines the elevated art of the Hudson River Valley and New York City. And finally, in Australia, Fox examines the history and current practice of both Euro-Australian and Aboriginal aerial views, and searches for the cognitive roots of our aerial imagination.
Accompanying Fox throughout his travels is a rolling cast of enlightened fliers: geographers, museum curators, landscape photographers, anthropologists, and artists. He traverses the sky in prop planes, helicopters, and hot air balloons, all with the ultimate goal of knowing and experiencing the earth from the air.

Table of Contents

Two Pictures and a Storyp. 1
Out West
Targetingp. 19
Earthworksp. 35
The Pit ...p. 49
... and the Stackp. 66
The Horizontal Cityp. 80
The Angels of Mulholland Drivep. 98
Surveillancep. 109
Flying West To Eastp. 121
Back East
Time Flies Byp. 145
The 9/11 Trailp. 162
The Vertical Cityp. 170
Ground Truthp. 184
Flying North To Southp. 203
Down Under
Mount Kosciuszko: 2,228 Meters (7,310 Feet)p. 215
Pennyroyalp. 231
Lake Eyre: 49 Feet Below Sea Levelp. 251
Lake Eyre: 4,500 Feet Above Sea Levelp. 265
Alice Springsp. 284
Over Canberra ... and Los Angelesp. 304
Acknowledgmentsp. 319
Selected Bibliographyp. 323
Creditsp. 337
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