Rachel Hooper

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On the Banks of Bayou City: The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston
by Rachel Hooper
Publisher's Description
Since 1994, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI)-a research organization based in Culver City, California-has studied the U.S. landscape, using multidisciplinary research, information processing and interpretive tools to stimulate thought and discussion around contemporary land-use issues. During a residency at the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, the CLUI established a field station on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, revealing aspects of the relationship between oil and the landscape in Houston that are often overlooked-even by the city's residents. The CLUI's findings are presented in this volume and a concurrent exhibition at the Blaffer Gallery, titled Texas Oil: Landscape of an Industry. The book documents the CLUI's methodology in a series of interviews and includes a photographic essay on land use in Houston featuring a panoramic, foldout section and a comprehensive chronology of the CLUI's projects and publications over the past 14 years.
ISBN: 0941193438
Publisher: Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston
Paperback : 131 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
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