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Over by Alexander S. MacLean
Book DescriptionFor more than twenty years, Alex MacLean's aerial photographs have captured the evolution of the American landscape and the complex relationship between its natural and constructed environments. "Over: American Culture and Climate Change" is an ambitious and visually breathtaking catalogue of the extraordinary patterns and profound physical consequences brought about by natural processes and human intervention.Divided into sections on topics including automobile dependency, water consumption and urbanization, MacLean's powerful photographs and insightful text make it clear that maintenance of the current American lifestyle is incompatible with a planet of diminishing natural resources and a finite atmosphere. With an introduction by environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben, "Over" compels us all to reconsider our basic assumptions about how we live, work and play, and reveals that while the challenges we face today are not insurmountable, the future depends on our collective vision, passion and commitment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810971455
(340mm x 241mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexander S. MacLean
Designs on the Land, Paperback (May 2003)
MacLean has been recording the history and evolution of the American landscape for over 30 years. This collection of 400 photographs reflects his interest in the effects of time, geological movement, redeployment, pollution, urban sprawl and the overlapping of surfaces and activities.
Taking Measures Across the American Landscape, Paperback (October 2000)» View all books by Alexander S. MacLean
This volume combines aerial photographs and map-drawings of the American landscape with essays that explore how various cultures have forged the landscapes in different regions of the country and what the possibilities are for future landscape design.
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Author Biography - Alexander S. MacLean
Alex MacLean is a photographer, pilot and the author of seven books. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including the American Academy of Rome Prix de Rome. He lives in Massachusetts, USA. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and the author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy. He lives in Vermont, Canada.
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