THE RUSKIN LECTURE SERIES PRESENTSLECTURE/DISCUSSION/SLIDE SHOW with WILLIAM FOXCOGNITION, LANDSCAPE and LOS ANGELES
3 PM February 24, 2007
The Ruskin Art Club800 S Plymouth Blvd LA CA 90005
at Plymouth & 8th
1block S of Wilshire/3blks west of Crenshaw
$10/$5 Free Reception/ Books for Sale
"Art, Mind & Matter: a guided tour through an anthropology of art. Fox will discuss how human cognition transforms land into landscape, and as part of the process creates art and architecture."
William Fox, author of numerous books on cognition and landscape, will read from his recently released "Making Time: Essays on the Nature of Los Angeles." Fox most often writes about how we transform land into landscape in places such as the South Pole and the world's largest uninhabited island in the Arctic, where NASA practices Mars. Now he takes on his home turf and how we manufacture time at locations such as the La Brea Tar Pits, Mount Wilson, the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the special effects studios of Hollywood, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Along the way he'll detour to the African savannah, Las Vegas, and other sites of the "present perfect continuous."