A must-have for anyone with a passion for shopping carts and a love of the great outdoors.
In The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America author Julian Montague has created an elaborate classification system of abandoned shopping carts, accompanied by photographic documentation of actual stray cart sightings. These sightings include bucolically littered locations such as the Niagara River Gorge (where many a cart has been pushed to its untimely death) and mundane settings that look suspiciously like a suburb near you.
Working in the naturalist's tradition, the photographs depict the diversity of the phenomenon and carry a surprising emotional charge; readers inevitably begin to see these carts as human, at times poignant in their abandoned, decrepit state, hilariously incapacitated, or ingeniously co-opted. The result is at once rigorous and absurd, enabling the layperson to identify and classify their own cart spottings based on the situation in which they were found.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Julian Montague is an artist and graphic designer whose various art projects address issues of scientific classification as they relate to our perceptions of the natural and man-made worlds. A graduate of Hampshire College, he lives in Buffalo, New York.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Hachette Book Group. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0810955202
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Despite the ubiquity of stray shopping carts, little effort has been made to comprehend the complex relationship between cart and landscape. This is, in no small part, due to the fact that we have until now lacked a formalised language to describe these wayward carts in systematic detail. That is, until now. In The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification, a layperson is able to identify and classify their own cart spottings based on the situation in which they were found. In five handy chapters, Montague leads the reader through his identification system, covering such bucolically littered locations as the Niagara River Gorge (where many a cart has been pushed to its untimely death) and mundane sites that look suspiciously like a suburb near you. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0810955202
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0810955202 Brand New in Mint condition. Guaranteed delivery in 2-4 days when you order with Expedited Shipping! No Expedited shipping to PO Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # 0810955202
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0810955202
Book Description THA Distributed, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 15.1 x 21.3 cm. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # MM-46004478
Book Description Harry N Abrams Inc, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. illustrated edition. 176 pages. 8.50x6.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0810955202