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The Resource Air, edited by John Knechtel

Air, edited by John Knechtel

Label
Air
Title
Air
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Knechtel
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The thin layer of atmosphere that clings to the surface of our planet is a fragile and corrupted brew. Air is in constant, restless migration around the globe, connecting us in the most intimate fashion. From the dust storms that sweep into Beijing from faraway deserts to the smog from Chinese factories that shrouds Los Angeles, our air, the ultimate commons, is tragically defenseless. Breathing air is an involuntary physical function, but keeping the air breathable requires acts of political imagination and will. Air considers the condition of this basic component of life on earth from a range of perspectives. It reveals the thick materiality of air, air as stinky, clotted, corrupted matter -- in a word, dirty. We see the stuff of air in the form of molecules from disintegrating artworks, or as the material for building forms; as the bearer of scents and germs and as the substrate for communications both digital and pneumatic. Here, an asthmatic strains to inhale the air that bears the cause of her distress; a philosopher muses on the intelligibility of air; an artist dreams of being the accountant of dust; and city construction sheds are replaced by a floating "urbanCLOUD." Air leads us to perceive air, and the imperative to protect it, anew."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7428
LC item number
.A57 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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Knechtel, John
Series statement
Alphabet city,
Series volume
no. 15
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  • Art
  • Air
Label
Air, edited by John Knechtel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Alphabet City Media book."
Control code
609541952
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780262014663
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)609541952
Label
Air, edited by John Knechtel
Publication
Note
"An Alphabet City Media book."
Control code
609541952
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9780262014663
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)609541952

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