ABOUT LOST UTOPIAS
Time Travel Through Urban Sites
In 2007 I began a huge-scale, obsessive project: photographing the remaining architecture and landscaping of international World's Fairs. Shooting all large-format 4"x5" film, I have successfully traveled to and photographed 26 sites in North America and Europe. I am pleased to share that I am now ready to publish my first monograph of this first 8 years of work, and have already signed on with a high-quality art book publisher in London, Black Dog.
World's Fairs have left in their wake some of the most extraordinary and futuristic structures on the planet: the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Atomium in Brussels, Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion in New York, and the Space Needle in Seattle, just to name a few. This book is a collection of these wildly imaginative sites and structures as they exist today, often repurposed, abandoned, or surrounded by a strange new environment unimaginable at the time of construction. These sites exist as surreal, dreamlike time machines, simultaneously looking forward and back.
Lost Utopias: Photographs by Jade Doskow will be a hardcover photo book 11.75 inches by 9.00 inches, 128 pages, with 2 opening essays and 70 color photographs. The book will conclude with descriptions of the sites and an interview.
WHAT THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FUNDS WILL GO TOWARD
The publisher is splitting the production costs with me. This means that the money raised through Kickstarter will go towards: actual print production costs and materials and production costs such as scanning and retouching. The book will be distributed and sold internationally.
HELP US CELEBRATE!
This book is the celebration of many hours of dedication and also of the hugely supportive network I have relied on over the years of mentors, assistants, friends, family, collectors, production crew, printers, framers, dealers, curators, writers, and all of the wonderful people on location that helped me gain access to the places that I needed to photograph. A big thank you to everyone who has helped this project come as far as it has!
Risks and challenges
This project is full-speed ahead! I already am working with a committed art book publisher in London, Black Dog Publishing. I (fingers crossed) do not anticipate any major obstacles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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