Join Jeffrey Ladd and Michael Mack as they discuss the extensive process of research, curation, and design behind Ladd's new book A Field Measure Survey of American Architecture and celebrate the opening of the accompanying exhibition at MACK + Bildband. As well as discussing the book's evolution, they will reflect on the social and political moment to which it responds and the multiple meanings of its images.
Friday 17 September
MACK + Bildband
Free to attend
About A Field Measure Survey of American Architecture
Drawing from the nearly half a million photographs and documents comprising the Historic American Buildings Survey held in the US Library of Congress, this book constructs a fictional ‘one-way road trip’ across the United States, weaving north and south across the Mason-Dixon line while tacking west. In A Field Measure Survey of American Architecture, Jeffrey Ladd uses the HABS archive as a surrogate in order to manifest a portrait of his former country at a moment when its democracy seems imperiled.
Find out more and order copies here.