Austin-based photographer Mike Osborne’s Floating Island revolves around the border-straddling community of Wendover, Utah and West Wendover, Nevada. Once home to an important World War II aviation training facility, the town is now a gaming destination with five sprawling casinos. In addition to tracing this historical trajectory, Osborne’s photographs reflect on the surrounding landscape’s fantastical aspects. The book’s title, Floating Island, refers to a small mountain located at the heart of the nearby Bonneville Salt Flats. Due to a mirage, the mountain appears to hover perpetually above the horizon. Drawing on the phenomenon of the mirage--a real illusion--Osborne merges documentary and cinematic approaches to produce photographs that respect the particularities of the site while also exploring the myths and fantasies that it inspires.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 13 x 10.25 in. / 156 pgs / 62 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 6/30/2014 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2014 p. 105
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780988983144TRADE LIST PRICE: $49.95 CDN $60.00
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