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The Resource Thirtyfour campgrounds, Martin Hogue

Thirtyfour campgrounds, Martin Hogue

Label
Thirtyfour campgrounds
Title
Thirtyfour campgrounds
Statement of responsibility
Martin Hogue
Title variation
Thirty-four campgrounds
Creator
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Camping can make us feel a powerful connection to nature and our rugged backwoods forebears. Campers once confronted the elemental facts of life, but now, the millions of Americans taking to the road on camping trips are more likely to drive to a campground, hook up service conduits, connect to WiFi, drop their awnings, and set out patio chairs. It is as if, Martin Hogue observes, each campsite functions as a stage upon which campers perform a series of ritualized activities (pitching the tent, building a fire, cooking over flames). In Thirtyfour Campgrounds, Hogue investigates these sites, individually and in multiples, offering a photographic and typological survey of nearly 6,500 American campsites, mapping subtle differences within the apparently identical. The central part of the book consists of color photographs of individual campsites, downloaded from such online reservation websites as koa.com and recreation.gov, organized by zip code, and arranged in grids across the pages. Hogue nods to artist Ed Ruscha's Thirtyfour Parking Lots for his title and its attitude, and to the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher for the serial arrangement of images in grids. The campsite pictures seem at first endlessly repetitious; but then the repetition makes way for difference. Time reveals itself in fading light and passing clouds, the weather changes between photographs of neighboring sites, leaves turn color and fall, in an unexpected kind of time-lapse photography. This is a book that was made so seriously that it must (not) be taken too seriously. More scientific than any campground literature, Thirtyfour Campgrounds calls the very nature of scientific survey, research, and publication into question
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hogue, Martin
Dewey number
917.3068
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Camp sites, facilities, etc.
  • Camp sites, facilities, etc.
  • Landscapes
  • Landscapes
  • Camp sites, facilities, etc
  • Landscapes
  • United States
Label
Thirtyfour campgrounds, Martin Hogue
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn944179656
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780262035002
Lccn
2016001099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026550475
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944179656
Label
Thirtyfour campgrounds, Martin Hogue
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn944179656
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780262035002
Lccn
2016001099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026550475
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944179656

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