Lucelia Award

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Smithsonian Recognizes Work of CLUI: Lucelia Award Given to Director
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THE SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM announced on April 27, 2006, that it was awarding the 2006 Lucelia Artist Award to Matthew Coolidge, Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation.

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CLUI Exhibits On The Road and in the Field

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408 CLUI exhibit about architecture on the fringe, wrapped around halls and walls at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. CLUI photoA NUMBER OF CLUI EXHIBITS are getting some mileage on them, travelling to other institutions to be put on public display.

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Desert Research Station Report

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From the Center’s Compound in the Mojave
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406 Experimental Walking Trail at the DRS. CLUI photoTHE DESERT RESEARCH STATION SUFFERED a few broken pipes this winter during the record low temperatures in the desert. But other than that, all is well at the Center’s outpost in the high desert, near Barstow. Work progresses on the Walking Trail Testbed, a facility that is used for trying out new interpretive methodologies on a walking trail-type system.

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Wendover Report

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From the Center’s Complex on the Edge of the Salt Flats
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403 Now on view at CLUI Exhibit Hall 1 is an exhibit by Wendover Resident John Brinton Hogan. CLUI photoWendover Residence Program

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CLUI Exhibits in Greenland

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Thule Airbase Subject of Frigid Program
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396 The front door of Thule is the airport terminal. CLUI photo

A NEW CLUI EXHIBIT, CALLED Ultima Thule, was shown at the Greenland National Museum and Archives, April 21-May 14, 2006, in Nuuk, the largest town in Greenland. The exhibit was commissioned by NIFCA, the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, and was part of a larger, multi site exhibiton held in Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Finland. Ultima Thule was later shown at CLUI in Los Angeles.

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Dissipation and Disintegration

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Exhibit about Regional Highs and Lows Shown at CLUI, Los Angeles
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393 AN EXHBIT ABOUT THE TOPS and bottoms of the San Gabriel Mountains was presented at the CLUI in the summer of 2006. The exhibit, titled Dissipation and Disintegration: Antennas and Debris Basins in the San Gabriel Mountains was a docu-narrative, shot and presented in high definition video.

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Up River: Points of Interest on the Hudson

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On Display at CLUI Northeast Landscape Information Center
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387 View of the Up River exhibit at the Landscape Information Center in Troy, which is open seasonally. CLUI photoA NEW EXHIBIT ABOUT THE Hudson River was opened to the public in October, 2006 at the CLUI Landscape Information Center in New York state. Up River: Points of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy looks at the shoreline of the Hudson River, from Battery Park, at the mouth of the river at Manhattan, to the end of the tidal river, at the Federal Dam in Troy.

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Winter 2007

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December 1, 2007
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Americans understand their landscape a lot better than they understand their art. -Theodore Roosevelt

Editors Note: On the Horizon

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Book Reviews

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Books New to the Shelves of the CLUI Library and Bookshop
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Spring 2008
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America from the Air: A Guide to the Landscape Along Your Route, by Daniel Mathews and James S. Jackson, Houghton Mifflin

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Hovercraft: The Ultimate Vehicle of the Fringe

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Spring 2008
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FOR MOST PEOPLE, PRACTICAL HOVERCRAFT are large water-borne vessels carrying hundreds of people across European waterways (like the English Channel) at high speeds, or Marine Corps equipment carriers that can discharge troops in vehicles the second they land on the beach (like those based at Camp Pendleton, on the coast north of San Diego County). They seem to work OK when they are big, heavily powered, and headed in a relatively straight line.

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