These are two pictures included in one of Modern Art Notes’ best art books of 2013: "Black Maps" by David Maisel, which was published by Steidl. The monograph includes Maisel’s pictures of the man-impacted American West and smart essays from Julian Cox, Joe Thompson, Alan Rapp, Geoff Manaugh, Natasha Egan, Kirsten Rian, Kazys Varnelis and a poem by Mark Strand. It’s available from Amazon for $56.
Maisel was the guest on the second segment of the April 25, 2013 Modern Art Notes Podcast. Listen to the Maisel segment on SoundCloud by clicking here and look for the marker that indicates where it begins.
Images, top to bottom: Maisel, The Mining Project (Inspiration, Arizona 11), 1989; American Mine (Carlin, Nevada 1), 2007.