James Smith: London Overspill - NEW BOOK

 
 
James Smith: London Overspill London Overspill (2008-2014) brings together a collection of James Smith's photographs investigating the post-war built landscape, concentrating on the architecture of Basildon, Bletchley, Corby, Harlow, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough and Stevenage. An oeuvre that spans the best part of a decade, Smith challenges our perception of the landscape as a permanent physical presence. Written responses to the work have been made by Owen Hatherley, Matthew Shaul and Eugenie Shinkle; touching on the architectural, social and political aspects of London Overspill. Constructed around a friction between legacy and decay within the landscape, the work develops over a modulation of forms, textures, gestures and shapes in architecture that often go unnoticed but have played a significant role in the modern Britain we know today. The publication itself is used as a volume of space through which to encounter these places and forms; both physically and virtually.
 
Edition of 400
19 x 27 cm
120 pages
Soft back folded cover
Inside pages on Nova Silk 150 & Munken white 120 paper.
Full colour offset litho
 
FIRST 30 COPIES SIGNED
10 special editions available
 
 
James Smith is author of Memorability of an Image published by scopio Editions, listed in Owen Hatherley's best books of 2017  - The Architectural Review
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