Looking into the Emptiest ContinentA dazzling portrait of a vast empty continent
How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry ...
“The environment of Antarctica, ‘the largest and most extreme desert on Earth,” is so foreign to our visual expectations that we are almost unable to perceive it. For Fox, who studies the ways in which humans respond to such vast, empty spaces, it’s the ideal location for examining the connection between cognition and extreme landscapes.”— Publisher’s Weekly
“Thoughtful and enjoyable on many fronts, Fox’s uniquely fashioned chronicle of Antarctica brings into sharper focus the crucial symbiosis between art and science.” — Donna Seaman, Booklist“Through his own experiences on the world’s most extreme continent, as well as through historical, cartographic, scientific, and artistic inquiry, Fox explores how we define Antarctica and in turn learn something about ourselves.”— Orion
“For once the adspeak cliché is appropriate: if you read only one book about Antarctica, you won’t go wrong choosing this one.” — Books in Heat
“Exploring Antarctica--an otherworldly experience--is like exploring another planet. Fox captures this essence in his writing.” — Jerald Winakur, San Antonio Express-News