Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Book Recommendations

I've been working my way through several books lately preparing for my conference papers. A few of which are certainly notable. The first, Ecotopia The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video looks at photography and ecology. The text includes a nice roundtable discussion and works from 35+ artists. This is essentially the catalog from the show.

The second, Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, looks at just that...suburban landscapes. Published by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, this is a collection of work and essays dealing with social life in the burbs. If you are interested in ideas of sprawl, consumption, bix box stores and what happens in the wake of commercialism under the veneer this is an excellent text.