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The Lure of the Local: Senses of Place in a Multicentered Society

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In the Lure of the Local, Lucy R. Lippard, one of America's most influential art writers, weaves together cultural studies, history, geography, photography, and contemporary public art to provide a fascinating exploration of our multiple senses of place. Expanding her reach far beyond the confines of the art world, she discusses community, land use, perceptions of natures, ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by New Press (first published 1997)
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Aug 22, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: art
I picked this bad boy up at the museumstore at SF Moma. It is a handsome, weighty book, with a beautiful, interesting cover. The book made a good impression on me.
My wife and I decided to buy this book because we have been interested in the theme of "landscape as witness". This is a concept we read about in Nancy Spector's accompanying essay in the Cremaster Cycle Guggeinheim museum catalog. Basically, the idea as it is expressed in Barney interpreted by Spector is that the landscape is a charac
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Penny
Sep 17, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More Place
More Senses
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L
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Ambitious work for sure! The format reminds me of a textbook/coffee-table book with what seems like a bonus-book ribbon running across the top of each page - containing a different (personal) narrative to complement the main text. Admittedly, I didn't read the ribbon text... it was just too much. Maybe it's a play on the concept of Multicentered? The book format definitely plays with that concept, and it's oddly distracting, and not in a good way for this reader. The book tries, in my opinion, t ...more
Shane
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: best-non-fiction
An enlightening exploration on the idea of 'place' using cartography, identity and nomadism as (some of the) points of reference. Written with an art-critical standpoint, this book is as enjoyable as it is nicely laid out - punctuated with good imagery and great formatting.
Christina
Aug 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I borrowed this book from the library and I plan to have it on my to buy list.
The author...Lucy Lipppard... writes theory in an accessible way. She also wrote a nice book I have lit=stedd about the work of artist Eva Hesse.
Deb
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Key concepts that can be applied wherever.
PJ
Nov 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
How could I have forgotten this one, one of my all-time favorites, it's surely helped to steer my life and my worldview since first reading it in college.
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Since 1966, Lippard has published 20 books on feminism, art, politics and place and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations. A 2012 exhibition on her seminal book, Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object at the Brooklyn Museum, titled "Six Years": Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art", cites Lippard's scholarship as its point ...more