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In this book, British photographer Mark Power returns to the dialogue between real and imaginary space that characterised his successful book, The Shipping Forecast (1996). Once again the premise for this work is a map, in this case the outer limits of the great sprawl of London as defined by the A to Z. Taking each page of the atlas as his guide, Power has embarked on an epic quest into a kind of local unknown, an overbuilt environment where all buildings look like ruins. It is a voyage into a form of melancholy emptiness where the energies of the city evaporate into a strange kind of inertia, conditioned by flat white skies and a generous expanse of pebble-dash. David Chandler’s autobiographical short story, written in response to Power’s pictures, delves deeper into this state of mind, drawing on a vivid picture of both the emotional and physical landscape of his childhood.
Published in 2007
28 colour plates
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