Santa Fe, NM: Radius Books, 2014.
First printing. (132) pp., 10.5 x 16.5 inches. Sewn signatures glued into cloth spines, housed in slipcase of printed paper over boards. Two full-color photographic series, with essays by Rebecca Solnit ("Anywhere But Here") and Lucy Lippard ("Downhill / Upscale"). New. Item #4009
The third volume in aerial photographer Light's ambitious series of books with Radius, documenting the contemporary West. Shot at low altitudes and at oblique angles, with post-processing that heightens and intensifies the colors, the double-page full-bleed photographs stunningly reveal the traces and impacts of civilization on the land in the arid half of the USA. Each book in the series uses a different innovative binding structure to present two bodies of work. In this case, each photo series (with its accompanying text) is bound into a simple cloth spine, with both contained in the slipcase. A simple and elegant presentation of this powerful work.