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WEEKLY EMAIL: DECEMBER 11, 2013


Life of the Party

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ANDRE GIESEMANN & AARON ROTHMAN

Life of the Party

Hamburg photographer André Giesemann focuses on how architectural space is defined by the human activity it makes possible. Photo editor Aaron Rothman discusses two related projects by Geisemann: first, a series of photographs of empty nightclubs in the harsh, flourescent light of day; and, at the opposite end of the spectrum, a series depicting showrooms and other lifeless spaces designed to be looked at, but not used.
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MITCH EPSTEIN & ERIC WILLIAM CARROLL

American Power: Live

Photographer Mitch Epstein’s series American Power, which investigates energy politics in cities and landscapes across the country, has taken many forms: exhibitions, books, billboards, a website, and now a theatrical performance. His stage collaboration with cellist Erik Friedlander premiered at the Walker Art Center last month. We are pleased to present an interview with Epstein by photographer Eric William Carroll and a portfolio of images from the project.
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OWEN EDWARDS

A Tower in Manhattan

Owen Edwards grew up in suburban New Jersey, listening to jazz and longing to live in Manhattan. Eventually he found his way to the magical city, and not only that: he found his way to a tower apartment with panoramic views of the park, the river, the bustle far below. Today he lives in California but thinks often of his decades in New York, back when the city was less rich and more open.
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PETER BO RAPPMUND

800 Miles: Photographing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act, which intensified the oil rush on Alaska’s North Slope and ended one of the most vigorously fought conservation efforts in American history. Photographer Peter Bo Rappmund has documented nearly every mile of that massive structure. “There is a tension,” he writes, “between the reality of its elegant utilitarian function and the sheer audacity of the consummation: a perfectly engineered, efficient structure dedicated to the ruthless and expedient exhaustion of nonrenewable resources.”
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DENNIS DEHART

Heavy Metal

In the Silver Valley of Northern Idaho, a 73-mile recreational trail follows a former railroad line through one of the world’s largest and most contaminated historic mining districts. Photographer Dennis DeHart captures the gorgeous vistas and toxic legacy of the Coeur d’Alene Basin.
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Taubman College seeks to improve the human condition through thoughtful design and planning for the built environment. Its academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College conducts innovative design and policy research and serves the community, the state, the nation, and the world through outreach and partnerships. In pursuit of these ideals for over 100 years, Taubman College offers students from the state, the country and around the globe a complement of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs ranging from pre-professional to post-professional to Ph.D. Our committed and energetic faculty, staff and students form a diverse, creative and collaborative community within the University of Michigan, one of the world's largest research universities. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.
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