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PETER BIALOBRZESKI: PARADISE NOW
Alex Ruhle, Peter Bialobrzeski

Hatje Cantz, 2009
Hardcover
132 pages
Fully illustrated, colour.
ISBN: 9783775723329

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Paradise Now presents fragments of nature on the periphery of the artificially illuminated infrastructure of large Asian cities. Unlike natural light, the lights of the big city do not follow any direction: the artificial suns comprised of sodium lamps, automobile headlights, and illuminated skyscrapers form a kind of 'vernacular light' that makes the urban super-green alternate between the hyper-real and the surreal. The photos in this publication celebrate this lush green as a sign of hope, but also pose the question of whether cities can continue to produce these levels of incandescence, considering the predicted climatic catastrophe.

 

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