Limited-Edition book with two pigment ink prints presented in a clothbound folio with slipcase
Print Image Size: 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Book Title: Petrochemical America
Book Size: 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Book Format: Hardcover; Ecological Atlas by Kate Orff
Edition of 100 and 10 artist’s proofs
Signed and numbered by artists
Richard Misrach (born in Los Angeles, 1949) has a long-standing personal connection with New Orleans and the surrounding region. Destroy This Memory, his latest published monograph, shows a record of hurricane-inspired graffiti left on houses and cars in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, which garnered Aperture a nomination for a 2010 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year, and won the award for Best Photobook of the Year 2011 at PhotoEspaña. Another standout success was his 2007 large-format Aperture book On the Beach, a sublime visual meditation on the relationship between humankind and the environment, which is as spectacular as it is unsettling. Earlier, Aperture published Violent Legacies, which addressed, in part, the contamination of the desert due to nuclear testing. Richard Misrach’s other books include Golden Gate, also being released by Aperture in spring 2012, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the iconic bridge.
Kate Orff (born in Maryland, 1971) is an assistant professor at Columbia University and founder of SCAPE, a landscape architecture studio in Manhattan. Her work weaves together sustainable development, design for biodiversity, and community-based change. Orff’s recent exhibition at MoMA, Oyster-tecture, imagined the future of the polluted Gowanus Canal as part of a ground-up community process and an ecologically revitalized New York harbor.