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Donovan Wylie

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Donovan Wylie: The Maze
GRANTA

Hardcover, 11.25 x 9.25 in. / 112 pgs / 60 color. | 8/2/2004 | In stock
ISBN 9781862076846 | $45.00



Donovan Wylie: The Tower Series
STEIDL

Hbk, 11.75 x 9 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783869307824 | $90.00



Donovan Wylie: North Warning System
STEIDL

Hbk, 11.75 x 9 in. / 40 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 9/30/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783869307732 | $35.00



Donovan Wylie: The Tower SeriesDonovan Wylie: The Tower Series

Published by Steidl.
Text by Donovan Wylie.

Donovan Wylie's The Tower Series, now available as a complete set in a custom cardboard box, reveals the repetitive character of military conflict across diverse geographies and histories. The first book in the series is British Watchtowers (2007), which studies the lines of sight from surveillance posts along the Irish border, and reveals a kind of virtual environment that enveloped the border region of Northern Ireland. These towers, constructed in the mid-1980s primarily in the mountainous border region of South Armagh, were landmarks in a 30-year conflict in and over Northern Ireland. The second book, Outposts (2011), charts NATO observation posts in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Built on natural promontories with multiple lines of sight, these outposts formed a protective visual architecture and were frequently positioned on defense locations established during earlier conflicts. North Warning System draws a close to his Tower Series. Surveying a radar station just inside the Canadian Arctic, Wylie examines the detection of invisible threats through unmanned observation posts in remote regions.

PUBLISHER
STEIDL

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.75 x 9 in. / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/30/2014
Forthcoming

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CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 13   

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Donovan Wylie: North Warning SystemDonovan Wylie: North Warning System

Published by Steidl.
Text by Donovan Wylie.

North Warning System is Donovan Wylie's third and final book of photographs on the themes of vision and power in military architecture, and draws a close to his Tower Series. Surveying a radar station just inside the Canadian Arctic, Wylie examines the detection of invisible threats through unmanned observation posts in remote regions. The development of long-range bombers and missiles after the Second World War made Canada's arctic frontier vulnerable to attack from the air. This forced Canada and the United States to jointly construct a matrix of short and long-range radar stations in the 1950s. Known as the Distant Early Warning Line, these stations provided electronic observation and surveillance capability across Canada's northern frontier throughout the Cold War. In the 1990s, these stations were upgraded to form the North Warning System (NWS) which is increasingly active—as international maritime traffic develops throughout the north, so does military presence. In North Warning System, whiteness takes on the quality of a blank canvas, a metaphor for the sweep of history.

PUBLISHER
STEIDL

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.75 x 9 in. / 40 pgs / illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/30/2014
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2014 p. 13   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783869307732 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $35.00 CDN $35.00

AVAILABILITY
Awaiting stock

STATUS: Forthcoming | 9/30/2014

This title is not yet published in the U.S. To pre-order or receive our notice when the book is published, please email orders @ artbook.com

Donovan Wylie: The MazeDonovan Wylie: The Maze

Published by Granta.
Essay by Louise Purbrick.

For nearly 30 years, the Maze prison, ten miles outside Belfast, played a unique role in the Northern Ireland Troubles. Built in 1976 to house terrorist prisoners, political segregation was so fierce it led to scenes of violent protests, hunger strikes, mass escapes and deaths of both inmates and prison staff. At its peak capacity in the 1980s, the Maze housed more than 1,700 prisoners. In September 2000, under the terms of the Good Friday agreement, the prison was closed and the last four inmates were transferred to other prisons in Northern Ireland. Now, a handful of prison officers man the empty complex while the future of the site is debated. The prison's current state of limbo and the unanswered questions regarding its fate seem to reflect Northern Ireland's unsteady progress in grappling with its recent history. Last year, the Northern Ireland Prison Service gave Donovan Wylie exclusive and unprecedented permission to photograph the entire prison complex without supervision. The result is a book which not only documents the physical structure but manages to communicate some experience of the psychological impact of being inside the Maze. With a text by Louise Purbrick, Senior Lecturer in History and Design at Brighton University, and a timeline history of the prison and its prisoners as they relate to the history of the Troubles, this book records and preserves a unique physical structure that has played an important role in our recent history.

PUBLISHER
GRANTA

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.25 x 9.25 in. / 112 pgs / 60 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 8/2/2004
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: FALL 2004

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ISBN 9781862076846 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $45.00 CDN $45.00

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