Edges of the Experiment – The Making of the American Landscape – Out of Print

Marie-José Jongerius

  • Fw: Books
  • 2015
  • ISBN 9789490119263
  • 340 pages (2 volumes)
  • 2 x softcover in slipcase, 24 x 17 cm
  • 25.1 × 17.7 × 4 cm

Design and edit: Hans Gremmen
Dutch Design Award 2015 / Arles Best Book Award shortlist / Best Photobooks 2015 (Volkskrant) / Best of 2015 (Lensculture) / ICP Shortlist Infinity Award (critical writing & research)

‚Edges of the Experiment‘ investigates the idyllic notion of the American landscape, showing which elements contribute to the iconic landscape, and at what cost they can be maintained. It describes the thin line between nature and civilisation. How did the landscape evolve, and where are the interfaces between the organic and the artificial world, and do they fail or succeed?

‚Edges of the Experiment‘ is a two-volume publication. Volume one shows over 60 photographs made over a period of ten years by Jongerius. Volume two is a collection of essays about the making of the American Landscape, with texts by Matthew Coolidge, William L. Fox, Hans Gremmen, Taco Hidde Bakker, Mark Pimlott, Warren Techentin, Raymond Frenken and others.

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