On the Banks of Bayou City: The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston

On the Banks of Bayou City: The Center for Land Use Interpretation in Houston

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Author/Contributor(s): Hooper, Rachel ; Zastudil, Nancy
Publisher: Blaffer Art Museum
Date: 03/01/2009
Binding: Paperback. 131p.
0.6(h) x 5.3"(w) x 8.3"(d)
Condition: NEW
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.