Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America
This book, which I copy-edited for Metropolis Books and the Center for Land Use Interpretation, takes a dispassionate look at some curious features in America's built landscape, including ghost towns, snow caves, military proving grounds, and hazardous waste dumps. The center is "dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the nation's lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived." That or its a vast conceptual art project, a cabinet of wonders spanning the continent.
July 1, 2006