Topologies was shot between 2005 and 2008 and is structured as a survey monograph, that brings together five distinct bodies of work produced over 4 years: ‘Hidden’ (2005), ‘The Diminishing Present’ (2006), ‘The Accidental Theorist’ (2006-2007), ‘Landscapes Beyond: The Burden of Proof’ (2007) and Approaches (2007).
In this book Edgar Martins sets out to create a topographical inventory of mountains, rivers, roads, volcanos, roads, airports etc, inspired by both early 18th century evocations of the sublime and contemporary pictorial traditions.
But for all its historical evocation, this work is fraught with anxieties about ruin.
Book published by Aperture.
Limited number of signed copies available through The Moth House.
Date: May 2008
Dimensions: 240mm x 280 mm
Hardcover with in screen printed dust jacket
Essay by John Beardsley, interview by David Campany
About the Author
Edgar Martins is visual artist woking across different media. His work is represented in several high-profile collections, such as those of the V&A, RIBA, the Dallas Museum of Art; MAST , MUDAS, Modern Art Centre Lisbon, MAAT, Fondation Carmignac, amongst others. He has published over 16 books which were met with critical acclaim and exhibited internationally. He was selected to represent Macau (China) at the 54th Venice Biennale.
About the Writers
John Beardsley is an author, educator and curator. He is was Adjunct Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1998-2013 and the Director of Garden and Landscapes Studies at Dumbarteon Oaks from 2008-2019.
David Campany is a curator, writer, and Managing Director of Programs at the International Center of Photography, New York. For his writing, he has received the ICP Infinity Award, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award, the Alice Award, a Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, and the Royal Photographic Society award.