Reading List

List Creator

Christophe Woodcock

University of California Davis

My Bookmarks


  • Online

    Expect Everything

    Places Journal

    Los Angeles has been so heavily mythologized — as paradise or dystopia, or both — that it can be difficult to resolve the idea of L.A. with its actual presence.

  • Online

    Divide and Conquer

    Places Journal

    The abstract lines we’ve drawn across America — the Mason Dixon Line, the Transcontinental Railroad — still resonate in the cultural landscape of the nation.

  • Online

    Everyday Spaces, Natural Places

    Places Journal

    Baroque still-lifes in the weeds and trash of New York City. Majesty in the ordinariness of urban life at a pedestrian scale.

  • Online

    The Idea of Landscape

    Places Journal

    Three artists interpret the view from above — and the very idea of landscape itself.

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    A Tiny Toy Telescope

    Places Journal

    Two American photographers play with deep cultural fantasies about wilderness and expedition.

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