A Field Measure Survey of American Architecture
A Field Measure Survey of American Architecture by Jeffrey Ladd. First edition (2021). First impression. Medium format paperback in new condition. Signed by Jeffrey Ladd to a dedicated slip glued into the inside back cover. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
Inspired equally by the social documentary work of Walker Evans and the architectural interventions of Gordon Matta-Clark and others, Ladd embraces the muteness of photographs to create an ambiguous space where the sculptural, political, forensic, and fictional coalesce within a landscape of both beauty and fragility. What initially appears to be a single voice is revealed to belong to dozens of makers; what seems a description of the distant past is revealed to be closer to the present than expected. A Field Measure Survey sheds light not only on this remarkable archive but on the proliferate meanings that can be shaped from its images.