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I am publishing the first hardcover, full-color monograph of my 8-year photography project on the post-utopian sites of World's Fairs.
I am publishing the first hardcover, full-color monograph of my 8-year photography project on the post-utopian sites of World's Fairs.
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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.

© Jade Doskow - New York 1964 World's Fair, "Peace Through Understanding," New York State Pavilion, Winter View, 2014
© Jade Doskow - New York 1964 World's Fair, "Peace Through Understanding," New York State Pavilion, Winter View, 2014

BOOK SPECS

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.

© Jade Doskow - Seattle 1962 World’s Fair, “Century 21 Exposition,” Monorail with Gehry-Designed  EMP Museum,  2014
© Jade Doskow - Seattle 1962 World’s Fair, “Century 21 Exposition,” Monorail with Gehry-Designed EMP Museum, 2014

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!

© Jade Doskow - Paris 1889 / 1937 World's Fairs, "Exposition Universelle / La Vie Moderne," Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, and Palais de Chaillot, 2007
© Jade Doskow - Paris 1889 / 1937 World's Fairs, "Exposition Universelle / La Vie Moderne," Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, and Palais de Chaillot, 2007

 I am pleased to share that this work and campaign are featured on LensCulture and ArchDaily!

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.

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    -Special private 5-hour private large-format photography session with Jade

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    -An unframed 20"x25" Limited Edition of 5 photograph from the 'Lost Utopias' project, signed on verso (Photographer will select the image that you receive)

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    -Special personal tour of the 1939 / 1964 New York World's Fair sites with Jade

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    PRODUCER PACKAGE

    -Set of 2 photographs from the 'Lost Utopias: World’s Fairs' project of your choosing (up to 30"x38" in size).
    Each photograph is from an exclusive, limited edition of no more than 5

    -Special personal tour of the 1939 / 1964 New York World's Fair sites with Jade

    -Acknowledgment in the book of your support

    -Signed and dedicated copy of 'Lost Utopias: Photographs by Jade Doskow' 128pp hardcover, full color book with introductory essays by experts in the field and 70 glorious photographs!

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    PATRON PACKAGE

    -Set of 4 photographs from the Lost Utopias: World’s Fairs project of your choosing (up to 30"x38"in size). Each photograph is from an exclusive, limited edition of no more than 5.

    -Full acknowledgment in the book of your support

    -Special personal tour of the 1939 / 1964 New York World's Fair sites with Jade

    -Signed and dedicated copy of 'Lost Utopias: Photographs by Jade Doskow' 132pp hardcover, full color book with introductory essays by experts in the field and 70 glorious photographs!

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