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BOOKSIGNING with MICHAEL LIGHT at the NEW RADIUS BOOKS OFFICES!
Radius Books proudly hosts a booksigning with acclaimed photographer Michael Light at their new E. Palace Avenue offices in downtown Santa Fe. Michael will be signing copies of his new book LA Day /LA Night.
Friday, April 1
The new RADIUS BOOKS offices:
The Kruger Building
227 East Palace Ave, Suite W
Santa Fe, NM 87501
[parking off Cienega St]
About LA Day / LA Night
The greater Los Angeles area covers 4,850 square miles—the size of a small country—and holds almost 18 million people. Perhaps America's most massive human creation, it has been legendarily vilified and celebrated in equal measure since its inception. Is Los Angeles the face of the apocalypse, or an ultimate paradise at continent's edge—or both? With LA Day / LA Night, Radius Books continues photographer Michael Light's ongoing aerial examination of the arid American West by bringing together two opposing views of the city in a double volume set.
LA Day stares directly into the sun, washing the metropolis in blasted, relentlessly specific light. LA Night drifts over it in an ever-darkening electric dream, until the vast city below reverses and begins to signify the starry night sky vaulted above. Referencing Ed Ruscha, Peter Alexander, Julius Schulman, and writers from Philip K. Dick to Raymond Chandler, LA Day / LA Night continues Los Angles' rich cultural legacy of examining its favorite schizophrenic subject—itself.
For the last fifteen years, Light has aerially photographed over settled and unsettled areas of American space, pursuing themes of mapping, vertigo, human impact on the land, and various aspects of geological time and the sublime. A private pilot and 2007 Guggenheim photography fellow, he is currently working on an extended aerial photographic survey of the arid West. Radius Books published the first of a planned multi-volume series of this work, Bingham Mine / Garfield Stack, in Fall 2009. Light is represented by Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica and Galerie Michael Wiesehoefer, Cologne.
Essay by David L. Ulin. Conversation with Michael Light by Lawrence Weschler. Hardbound, 16 x 10.5", 72 pgs, 39 duotone illustrations. ISBN: 978-1-934435-30-4
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