Experimental Geography

Experimental Geography

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A photograph of a secret CIA prison. A map designed to help readers reach Mailbu's notoriously inaccessible 'public' beaches. Guidebooks to factories, prisons and power plants in New York. An artificial reef fabricated from 500 tons of industrial waste. These are some of more than 100 projects in this groundbreaking collection of visual research and mapmaking from the past decade. The lavishly illustrated book inlcudes work from leading artists such as Francis Alys and Alex Villar with essays by bestselling authors Trevor Paglen and Jeffrey Castor.aquot;The manifestations of a#39;experimental geographya#39; (a term coined by geographer Trevor Paglen in 2002) run the gamut of contemporary art practice today: sewn cloth cities that spill out of suitcases, bus tours through water treatment centers, ...

Title:Experimental Geography
Author:Nato Thompson, Trevor Paglen, Independent Curators International
Publisher:Melville House Pub - 2008


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