In the Adirondack Library
Making Camp: A Visual History of Camping's Most Essential Items and Activities by Martin Hogue
This is a virtual program.
An illustrated history of the evolution of camping from the late nineteenth century through present day through its most significant components: the campsite, the campfire, the picnic table, the map, the tent, the sleeping bag, water delivery, and trash collection. Readable as eight individual narratives, these histories align to illustrate the radical transformation of a mythical ideal over the 150-year period since the emergence of recreational camping in the United States. Hogue’s research relied extensively on the image collections at the Adirondack Experience.
About The Speaker:
Martin Hogue is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. Trained as an architect and landscape architect and working primarily with analytical drawings as a mode of inquiry, his research explores the notion of site as a cultural construction — specifically, the mechanisms by which locations become invested with the unique potential to acquire the designation of “site.”