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Terra Antarctica: looking into the emptiest continent

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  6 reviews
How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry as he travels to the Antarctic, the “largest and most extreme desert on earth.” This contemp ...more
Hardcover, 312 pages
Published 2005 by Trinity University Press
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Jay
Apr 25, 2011 rated it liked it
While I found this book a little slow in some places and kept setting it aside, I also kept coming back to it. The main point that I keep getting is how hard it is for us to understand -- even to perceive -- Antarctica. After reading this book, I'd really like to visit that continent, yet, at the same time, to keep too many people from visiting it and messing up its unique pristine existence. I think I need to read some more books about this place.
 Jessica
Jan 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspended
Oooooh, this one was interesting. Nonfiction, not quite a travelogue but not quite a text. This was a perfect way to indulge my interest-bordering-on-obsession with extreme polar environments; I found it fascinating and nearly poetic. Didn't get very far into the dang thing, but I'll revisit. Very good if you like that sort of thing.
Emily Bragg
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: antarctica
Beautiful, full of lovely language and interesting tidbits. One of my favorite art-centric books I've ever read. Read in Antarctica.
Alicia
May 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
The arts and the sciences are the same language written in two different alphabets. Finding their intersection on the last and most remote continent is beautiful and thrilling.
Niall519
A really interesting exploration of landscape, perception, and art.
S
Mar 08, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommended to S by: Andrew Fountain on hearsay
space into place; land into landscape
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