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Time lapses: Robert Smithson's mobile landscapes

Yusoff, Kathryn and Gabrys, Jennifer (2006). Time lapses: Robert Smithson's mobile landscapes. Cultural Geographies, 13(3) pp. 444–450.

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Imagine yourself in Central Park one million years ago. You would be standing on a vast ice sheet, a 4,000-mile glacial wall, as much as 2,000 feet thick. Alone on the vast glacier, you would not sense its slow crushing, scraping, ripping movement as it advanced south, leaving great masses of rock debris in its wake. Under the frozen depths, where the carousel now stands, you would notice the effect on the bedrock as the glacier dragged itself along. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1474-4740
Keywords: geography; glaciers; human geography; landscape; merry-go-round; floating islands; Central Park; New York; Manhattan
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Item ID: 4511
Depositing User: Users 6043 not found.
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:52
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