From his studio in Köln, Jeffrey Ladd takes us through the process behind his astonishing new archival project drawing on the Historic American Buildings Survey. He reflects on his own artistic decisions in structuring the book as well as discussing some of his key influences.
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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.
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