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Approaching Nowhere: Photographs

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Like many who grew up during the spread of sprawl--with its predictable landscape of housing developments, shopping malls, interstate highways, and big-box construction--acclaimed photographer Jeff Brouws is drawn to places that still embody the vernacular past as well as to those that starkly portray the soulless, franchised American landscape. What began as cultural geog ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published September 17th 2006 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published September 1st 2006)
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Lisa
Allows your eyes to linger over landscapes we all tend to dismiss.
Abbey
What a beautiful book! I've long been fascinated with urban decay, but what is remarkable in this book is how often it is difficult to tell from the photographs whether a place has been abandoned. Likewise, the inclusion of farflung thriving commercial enterprizes next to failed commercial establishments is exceptionally dramatic.
Truly beautiful--especially for one who wonders why she's never noticed abandoned structures. A poignant reminder that no, they are here, they just blend seamlessly int
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Tiffany
I love the work and purpose in this book. Love Love Love. Inspiring.
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