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Author Maisel, David

Title Black maps : American landscape and the apocalyptic sublime / David Maisel.

Imprint Göttingen : Steidl, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    779.3609 Maisel,D MAI    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 237 : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
Note "Published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition David Maisel--black maps: American landscape and the apocalyptic sublime, organized by the CU Boulder Art Museum at the University of Colorado"--Colophon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Black maps : an exquisite problem / Julian Cox -- The forest : the language of logging / Kirsten Rian -- The mining project : eliciting anxiety in the presence of the sublime / Natasha Egan -- The lake project : a dread close to zero / Kazys Varnelis -- Report from the lake / David Maisel -- Oblivion : city of forgetting / Alan Rapp -- Terminal mirage : unrecoverable spin / Joseph Thompson -- American mine : infinite exchange / Geoff Manaugh -- Black maps / Mark Strand.
Summary This is the first in-depth survey of the major aerial projects by David Maisel, whose images of radically altered terrain have transformed the practice of contemporary landscape photography. In more than 100 photos that span Maisel's career, Black Maps presents a hallucinatory worldview encompassing both stark documentary and tragic metaphor, and exploring the relationship between nature and humanity today. Maisel's images of environmentally impacted sites consider the aesthetics of open pit mines, clear-cut forests, rampant urbanization and sprawl, and zones of water reclamation.
Subject Maisel, David -- Exhibitions.
Landscape photography -- Exhibitions
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Aerial photography -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Industrialization in art -- Exhibitions.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions.
United States -- Aerial photographs -- Exhibitions.
Added Author University of Colorado Boulder. Art Museum.
Note Exhibition title: David Maisel : black maps : American landscape and the apocalyptic sublime
ISBN 9783869305370 (hbk.)
3869305371 (hbk.)

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