Joel Sternfeld: Walking the High Line (Hardcover)

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By Joel Sternfeld, John Stilgoe (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Adam Gopnik (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Description


Sometimes resembling a river of grass, sometimes more like the wheat fields of the Canadian prairies, the High Line is a unique ruin that simultaneously permits contemplation of nature and the city. Since March 2000, photographer Joel Sternfeld has been documenting the abandoned elevated railway line which runs for 1.5 miles along the West Side of New York City, from 34th Street down along the edge of the Hudson River, through West Chelsea's tree-lined blocks and art galleries, and into the heart of the Meat Packing District. Walking the path of this real-time landscape, Sternfeld has created a suite of images in which the landscape is read as both a social and cultural indicator.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783882437263
Publisher: Steidl Publishing
Publication Date: July 1st, 2012
Pages: 72