Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe

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Starting with a variety of nineteenth-century photographs, the authors have provided over fifty comparative photographs representing a visual document of the evolving landscape within the Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe attracted tourists in droves in the late nineteenth century, but the logging industry wrought extensive damage to the land.

Stopping Time confronts issues that have come to the fore in the late twentieth century—how we use the land, how we perceive the landscape, and ...

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Overview

Starting with a variety of nineteenth-century photographs, the authors have provided over fifty comparative photographs representing a visual document of the evolving landscape within the Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe attracted tourists in droves in the late nineteenth century, but the logging industry wrought extensive damage to the land.

Stopping Time confronts issues that have come to the fore in the late twentieth century—how we use the land, how we perceive the landscape, and what our perceptions mean for the future. The notion of an "ideal landscape" is explored in Elizabeth Raymond's informative essay, and how that notion itself has evolved since the nineteenth century.

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A brilliant idea, beautifully executed--51 pairs of photographs that provide comparative views documenting landscape change in Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, and Truckee, California between the 1870s and the 1950s, and revealing the evolving relationship between landscape and human society over time. Includes an essay by C. Elizabeth Raymond. 10.5 x 11 Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826312853
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 705,401
  • Product dimensions: 10.54 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Goin teaches photography and video at the University of Nevada, Reno. His other books include Tracing the Line: A Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border and Nuclear Landscapes.

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Table of Contents

The Evolving Landscape at Lake Tahoe 1
"A Place One Never Tires Of": Changing Landscape and Image at Lake Tahoe 11
Historical and Contemporary Photographs 26
The Historical Photographs 131
Acknowledgments 133
Picture Credits 135
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