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MESSAGE FROM THE EXTERIOR
Mark Ruwedel

MACK BOOKS, 2016
Hardcover
184 pages
97 tritone plates
ISBN: 9781910164464

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Ruwedel examines the desert regions east of Los Angeles as a palimpsest of cultural and natural histories, presenting an inventory of a particular, and poignant, form of vernacular architecture; each structure might be read as a clue to the lives of anonymous individuals, and the impulse to create a home in the wilderness, however transitory. The first section, 'Desert Houses', comprises 68 desert structures, while the second section, 'Dusk', presents houses photographed after the sun had disappeared over the horizon, now rendered in subdued, dusky tones that suggest both present and absence, and the weight of isolation.

 

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