Lightning Field A Novel by Dana Spiotta

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction,
  • Humorous,
  • Fiction / Literary

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7927312M
ISBN 100743223756
ISBN 109780743223751

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Published by Dia Art Foundation, Preface and text by Jessica Morgan. Text by John Cliett, Walter De Maria, Robert Fosdick. Walter De Maria: The Lightning Field presents never-before-seen photographs of this land art masterpiece and its surrounding landscape in western New.

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Over the course of several visits, it becomes, for Raicovich, a site for confounding and revealing perceptions of time, space, duration, and light; how changeable they are, while staying the same. RIP Walter De Maria - This was from a trip that me and two of my best friends-- John Newsom and Geoff Lemond-- took to see the Lightning Field in August Although we went to see.

From At the Lightning Field: Chaos and coincidences of history: Edward Lorenz was a meteorologist at MIT in the early s. Looking for a devil in the detail of meteorological data, he was trying to forecast global weather patterns (creating forecasting models that would later be applied to economics and financial analysis).

The field of representation / by Jessica Morgan --Some facts, notes, data, information, statistics, and statements / by Walter De Maria --The Lightning field, / photography by John Cliett --Technical development of the Lightning field, / by Robert Fosdick --Photographic image recording of the Lightning field, / by.

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