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Experimental Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism Paperback – Jan 13 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Melville House (Jan. 13 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091636582
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091636586
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.2 x 27.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 612 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #273,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“What could be more delightful--and unsettling--than turning loose a group of contemporary surrealists, disguised as vagabonds and artists, in the ripe fields of the hyper-real? Experimental Geography isn’t about space; it is about terminal strangeness.”
--Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear

"Living in cities, we need a new way to think about how we move and what we notice... This strange, exciting book offers just that--a new way to notice public space. It is the brainchild of Nato Thompson: the results of his fascinations with urban planning post-Katrina, abandoned or unnoticed urban landscapes and public art."
--Susan Salter Reynold, Los Angeles Times

"We know that a book touting 'radical approaches to cartography' may not set your pulse racing, but the playful and probing diagrams in Experimental Geography--including a map of the last half-century of arms trades that scribbles out just about the entire globe--ought to at least get your mind melting."
--Jonathan Messinger, Time Out Chicago

About the Author

Nato Thompson is a writer and curator at Creative Time, one of New York’s most prestigious public art organizations. He is the editor of The Interventionists: A Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, a survey of political art of the 1990s, and Ahistoric Occasion: Artists Making History. He recently produced Paul Chan’s acclaimed Waiting for Godot in New Orleans, which included free public performances of Samuel Beckett’s play, theater workshops, educational seminars, and more.

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