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Monthly Archives: May 2005

Glass gardens

Gardens of Glass : Chihuly at Kew

A Garden of Glass, Lisa C. Roberts
“It was not until the nineteenth century that glasshouses, as they were known, came to play a large role in social and cultural life. By this time, they were common in botanical gardens and universities, where they were primarily used for cultivating, studying, [...]

CFPs

Art and the City: A Conference on Postwar Interactions with the Urban Realm
Toilet Papers: The Gendered Construction of Public Toilets
Rewiring “The Nation”: The Place of Technology in American Studies
Transdisciplinary Journal of Emergence, “Garbage and Culture” issue
Gender and Places: A Critical Look at Migration
Travel, Tourism, and Resorts
Architecture, Anime and Alternate Landscapes

Owens’ suburban carnivalesque

Bill Owens : Suburbia

Leisure
“In the late 1960s, Bill Owens began photographing residents of the new suburban developments in the San Francisco Bay Area town of Livermore, where he lived… He demonstrates a clear affection for suburbanites as he mildly teases them for pursuing the tainted pleasures of the American consumer lifestyle. While others might criticize [...]

Collector

When I write a book I’d like to use Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison’s photos as illustration.
(via Ofterdingen and Kropotkin)

Reclaimation