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Visions of America: Landscape as Metaphor in the Late 20th Century
A large format book of a 1994 exhibition called Landscape As Metaphor, organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art, featuring the work of Meg Webster, Bill Viola, Richard Misrach, Ed Ruscha, and others. Essays by the likes of Rebecca Solnit, John Beardsley, and Lucinda Furlong.

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The American Sanitary Plumbing Museum

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Unusual Exhibit Features the Fixtures at the Business End of the Pipe
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1158 American Sanitary Plumbing Museum Photo courtesy of ASPM

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The Rajneesh Ranch Revisited

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A Higher Plain
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The Center for Land Use Interpretation is dependent on a network of volunteers and supporters all over the world, many of whom submit information on unusual and exemplary locations they encounter in their travels. Unsolicited field reports and site characterizations are welcome, and a list of sites in specific regions that need further looking into can be sent to you if you want to volunteer some field research time. Information packets for field researchers are available by request.

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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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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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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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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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