The Wendover Residency

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A Call for Proposals NEA Supported Program at the Wendover Exhibit Hall
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1213 The Wendover Exhibit Hall. CLUI photo

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Hinterland: A Voyage into Exurban Southern California

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Exhibit and Bus Tour Program Examines Exurban Environment of Southern California
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Spring 1997

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Spring 1997
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April 2, 1997
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"The gardens of history are being replaced by the sites of time." Robert Smithson

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Books, Noted

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The Evolving Landscape: Homer Aschmann's Geography
Edited by Martin J, Pasqualetti, 1997
An anthology of the writings of Homer Aschmann, a prescient geographer of the "anthropic landscape," and author of such landmark essays as "Natural History of a Mine," "The Head of the Colorado Delta" and "Purpose in the Southern California Landscape."

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The Metropolitan Water District's Sepulveda Canyon Facility

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A Vital Water Plant Perched Between Cultural Pillars
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MANY LOS ANGELES MOTORISTS ARE familiar with the Sepulveda Pass, a canyon on the 405 freeway, and the eight lane artery connecting LA's west side and the San Fernando Valley. The steep sides of the vegetated canyon are largely undeveloped, with the exception of two large cultural complexes on the west wall of the pass: the Skirball Center, a museum and Jewish Cultural Center, recently built near the top of the pass; and the new Getty Center complex, which looms on a sculpted plateau near the bottom.

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CLUI Expands Presence at Wendover Airbase

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Studio Building to Undergo Renovation
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1249 Building 1860 of the abandoned airbase at Wendover will become a studio for the artist in residence program. CLUI photo

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Unique Commercial Satellite Launch Complex

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Under Construction In Long Beach
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Summer 1997
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1277 High bay under construction at Sea Launch's home port complex in Long Beach Harbor will be used in satellite launch preparation. The complex is located adjacent to a closed-down park at the end of a peninsula on Terminal Island. CLUI photoA UNIQUE FACILITY UNDER CONSTRUCTION in Long Beach Harbor is about to become part of the first completely commercial satellite launch platform system in the country, called Sea Launch Venture. The site in Long Beach, located at the end of an artificial peninsula on Terminal Island, on land leased from the former Long Beach Naval Shipyard, will be the home port for the venture, which will use a rocket launch pad that travels out to sea for launches.

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Forbidden Gardens

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A Little Bit of Imperial China in Eastern Texas
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Summer 1997
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1167 The Forbidden City, under a canopy in the rice fields of East Texas. CLUI photo by Mark Curtin

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Utah's Green River Complex Called "New Area 51"

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Actual Prospects of This Being So Seem Slim
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1270 The gate leading to the main part of the mothballed complex. CLUI photoA remote army facility eastern Utah was called "the New Area 51" in Popular Mechanics Magazine's June cover story.

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CLUI Bus Tours Probe L.A.'s Hinterland

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Three bus tours organized by the CLUI took tourists into the desert regions surrounding Los Angeles, as part of the CLUI's exhibit called Hinterland: A Voyage Into Exurban Southern California, which was displayed at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE) gallery in Hollywood, May 29 to July 6.

1117 Tourists travelling through the hinterland while excerpts from Antonioni's desert movie epic "Zabriskie Point" plays on monitors overhead. CLUI photo

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