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Seminar 1 – INTRODUCING – Twin Buttes – 28 Aug 2009

  • Pye, David. “The workmanship of risk and the workmanship of certainty” in The Nature and Art of Workmanship. London: Cambridge University Press, 1868, pp. 4-8.
  • Careri, Francesco. Walkscapes: walking as an aesthetic practice. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2002, pp. 126-148.


Seminar 2 – EMPTYING – Fire Point – 1 Sep 2009

  • Masco, Joseph. "Desert Modernism: from the Nevada test site to Liberace’s sequined suits." Cabinet: Issue 13, Futures, 2004.
  • Fox, William L. “The Myth of the Empty” in Playa Works: The Myth of the Empty. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2002, pp. 2-19.


Seminar 3 – CENTERING – Goshute Canyon – 10 Sep 2009

  • Rugoff, Ralph. “Circling the Center” in Overlook: exploring the internal frings of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation. New York: Metropolis Books, 2006, pp. 18-27.
  • Coolidge, Matthew. “Out There with the Center for Land Use Interpretation” in Land Arts of the American West. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009, pp. 202-213.


Seminar 4 – VISIONING – Spiral Jetty – 12 Sep 2009

  • Lippard, Lucy. “Peripheral Vision” in Land Arts of the American West. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009, pp. 337-345.
  • Reynolds, Ann. “Culture as a Way of Seeing” in Robert Smithson: learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003, pp. 1-10.


Seminar 5 – MAPPING – Muley Point – 20 Sep 2009

  • Turnbull, David. Maps are Territories: science is an atlas. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993, pp. 18-27.
  • Solnit, Rebecca. “Blue of Distance” in A Field Guide to Getting Lost. New York: Viking, 2005, pp. 155-176.


Seminar 6 – RETURNING – Plains of San Agustin – 28 Sep 2009

  • Reynolds, Ann. “The Problem of Return” in Land Arts of the American West. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2009, pp. 122-129.


Seminar 7 – WATERING – Mimbres River – 5 Oct 2009

  • Reisner, Marc. Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water. New York: Viking Press, 1986, pp. 1-13.
  • Zoline, Pamela. Heat Death of the Universe. Kingston, New York: McPherson, 1988, pp. 13-29.


Seminar 8 – LOOKING – Chiracahua Mountains – 10 Oct 2009

  • Mann, Charles C. Excerpt from 1491: new revelations of the Americas before Columbus. New York: Knopf, 2005, published in The Atlantic Monthly, March 2002.
  • Fuller, R. Buckminster. “Speculative History of Humanity” in Critical Path. New York: St. Martins, 1981, pp. 3-24.


Seminar 9 – CHANGING – Cabinetlandia – 15 Oct 2009

  • Zalasiewicz, Jan, et al. “Are we now living in the Anthropocene?” GSA Today. 18, no. 2, 2008, pp. 4-8.
  • Stilgoe, John. “Strips” in Outside Lies Magic: regaining history and awareness in everyday places. New York: Walker, 1998, pp. 71-88.


Seminar 10 – SITUATING – Marfa – 21 Oct 2009

  • Shepheard, Paul. “Grounds for Dispersal” in Harvard Design Magazine, Winter/Spring 2002, pp. 48-51
  • Bochner, Mel. “Secrets of the Domes” in Artforum International. 45, no. 1 2006, pp. 340-345.


Seminar 11 – USING – LHI San Antonio – 26 Oct 2009

  • Ginsberg, Allen, Barry Miles, ed. Howl. New York: Harper & Row, 1986, pp. 3-8.


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