Petrochemical America

by Richard Misrach

Publisher: Aperture Foundation in New York

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Petroleum industry and trade,
  • Louisiana,
  • Description and travel,
  • Petroleum,
  • Landscape photography

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ContributionsOrff, Kate
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF370 .M65 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationv. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25087123M
ISBN 109781597111911
LC Control Number2011042748

In their book Petrochemical America, photographer Richard Misrach and Columbia University architecture professor Kate Orff explore the social, environmental, and health impacts of the petrochemical industry in Cancer Alley through photography, writing, and infographic-style illustrations. In popular culture.   The overall expansion of the population and an increase in individual purchasing power has resulted in an increase in demand for finished goods and greater consumption of energy in China, India, and Latin America. There are overlaps among these trends and the impact varies by petrochemical product, country/region, and magnitude. Petrochemical America offers an in-depth analysis of the causes of sustained environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. It combines Richard Misrach’s haunting photographs of Louisiana’s “Chemical Corridor” with landscape architect Kate Orff’s “Ecological Atlas”-a series of speculative drawings developed. Petrochemical America has been made possible, in part, with support from Lee Walls, Jr. and the Turner FoundationTyler Green's Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights "Petrochemical America," a new book by artist Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff.

The petrochemical industry is an important constituent in our pursuit of economic growth, employment generation and basic needs. It is a huge field that encompasses many commercial chemicals and polymers. This book is designed to help the reader, particularly students and researchers of petroleum science and engineering, understand the mechanics and techniques. . Petrochemical America: Picturing Cancer Alley is a groundbreaking new collaboration by photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff, debuting at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore in NYC tonight. Through haunting photographs and innovative composite images employing ecological and sociological data, gathered over the course of Richard Misrach & Kate Orff: Petrochemical America. Published by Aperture. Now available in a compact and easy-to-reference paperback edition, Petrochemical America features Richard Misrach’s haunting photographic record of Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor, accompanied by landscape architect Kate Orff’s Ecological Atlas--a series of "speculative drawings" developed . Petrochemical America. has been made possible, in part, with support from Lee Walls, Jr. and the Turner Foundation. The presentation of. Petrochemical America. at Pomona College and the symposium. PetroLA. are part of the Elemental Arts Initiative at Pomona College, a four-year arts-based academic initiative supported by a grant from the.

Based on the book Petrochemical America (Aperture ), this project brings into focus the complex economic and ecological forces that have shaped the industrial landscapes of the lower Mississippi River’s “Cancer Alley,” mapping cycles of resource extraction and transformation from a local to a global scale. Through the book, our proximity to these negative aspects of the human project is clear. The close juxtaposition of people’s lives and polluting industry is not new imagery – it has served as a warning since the industrial revolution began, but the scale presented in Petrochemical America is startling. Using Cancer Alley as a lens, Orff.   Misrach’s photos were collected in a beautiful and grotesque book, Petrochemical America (Aperture, ), a collaboration with landscape architect Katie Orff. In it, Misrach’s photos and Orff Author: Elisabeth Donnelly.   Petrochemical America is a book “about how oil and petrochemicals have transformed the physical form and social dynamics of the American landscape.” It focuses on “Cancer Alley,” the highly industrialized corridor of the Mississippi River that runs from Baton Rouge and New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Petrochemical America is an important narrative on petroleum and the side effects of our oil dominated culture. The graphic communication used in this book is provocative and convincing. Haunting pictures are overlaid with beautiful graphic information regarding petrochemicals, ecology, culture, and everything in between/5(22).

Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff.

Presented in two parts, the first features Misrach’s photographs of the Mississippi River industrial corridor, stretching from Baton Rouge to New Orleans—one of America’s most Petrochemical America book places, and a region that first garnered public attention as.

Petrochemical America: Picturing Cancer Alley. By Suzanne Shahee and then combined this new work with the original series for an. –Petrochemical America‘s “About This Book” On 19 AprilMisrach will be lecturing at the San Francisco Art Institute.

For more information please visit the event page. To learn more about Misrach’s work, please visit his artist page. To purchase Petrochemical America, please visit the publication page. Melissa Harris: What is the genesis of Petrochemical America?Why did you decide to return to Cancer Alley, Richard.

Richard Misrach: I made the original trip in on a commission from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. It was a series called Picturing the South. “It is a book to be revisited often as it offers more visually and intellectually with each reading.

” — Melanie McWhorter, photo-eye “Louisiana’s Secret Chemical Histories Illustrated,” Discover Magazine, Visual Science Blog, Rebecca Horne, Octo "We Deserve It: Through the Lens of Petrochemical America," Jessica Bridger, uncube magazine.

Petrochemical America features Richard Misrachs haunting photographic record of Louisianas Chemical Corridor, accompanied by landscape architect Kate Orffs Ecological Atlasa series of throughlines, speculative drawings developed through research and mapping of data from the region/5.

Petrochemical America offers an in-depth analysis of the causes of sustained environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. It combines Richard Misrach's haunting photographs of Louisiana's infamous "Chemical Corridor" with landscape architect Kate Orff's "Ecological Atlas"-a series of speculative drawings developed through Pages: Petrochemical America (Book): Misrach, Richard, "Now available in a compact and easy-to-reference paperback edition, Petrochemical America features Richard Misrach's haunting photographic record of Louisiana's Chemical Corridor, accompanied by landscape architect Kate Orff's Ecological Atlas--a series of 'speculative drawings' developed through research Petrochemical America book.

"Petrochemical America" offers in-depth analysis of the causes of decades of environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. Even more critically, the project offers an extensively researched guidebook to the way in which the petrochemical industry has permeated every facet of contemporary : Aperture Foundation.

While the photography featured in Petrochemical America is both stunning and thought-provoking, the book's more important contribution lies in part 2, Kate Orff's Ecological Atlas. Just as part 1 began as an art museum exhibit, the visually rich two-page spreads that make up the atlas have the quality of natural history museum displays.

Orff puts Misrach’s images in direct lineage with Adams. Petrochemical America is an important factor in the education of America and if its lessons are applied could be a major factor in making a difference.

It is a smart, approachable, and beautiful book. -. Kate Orff’s award-winning book, Petrochemical America (), visualized the challenges of Louisiana’s infamous “Cancer Alley” in new. Framing the interrelated systems and everyday scenarios that comprise Petrochemical America is only the first step, then.

We aim to put the possibility of transforming these processes and places back within reach, celebrating their complexity and uncertainty and pulling industry and economy into a deeper cultural and ecological discourse. Buy a cheap copy of Petrochemical America book.

Free shipping over $ Skip to content. Search Button. Categories Collectibles Movies & TV Blog Share to Facebook. Share to Pinterest. Share to Twitter. ISBN: ISBN Richard Misrach: Petrochemical America. Petrochemical America features Richard Misrach’s haunting photographic record of Louisiana’s Chemical Corridor, accompanied by landscape architect Kate Orff’s Ecological Atlas—a series of “throughlines,” speculative drawings developed through research and mapping of data from the region.

Their joint effort depicts and unpacks the complex cultural, physical, and economic. "Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff.

It brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans--a place that first garnered attention as "Cancer Alley" because of unusually high reports of cancer and other.

Episode No. 46 features artist Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The episode spotlights "Petrochemical America," a new book by Misrach and Orff. The book examines the industrialized Mississippi River corridor between Baton Rouge, La., and New Oreleans.

The region is infamous for its density of petrochemical plants and for high rates of disease. Richard Misrach (born ) is an American Princenthal has said that he is "firmly identified with the introduction of color to 'fine' [art] photography in the s, and with the use of large-format traditional cameras".

David Littlejohn of The Wall Street Journal calls Misrach "the most interesting and original American photographer of his generation," describing his Known for: Photography. Petrochemical America is an important narrative on petroleum and the side effects of our oil dominated culture. The graphic communication used in this book is provocative and convincing.

Haunting pictures are overlaid with beautiful graphic information regarding petrochemicals, ecology, culture, and everything in between/5(35). Petrochemical America. Richard Misrach. In fallthe hardcover edition of this book was released to critical acclaim and received several awards, including the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for its innovative collaborative approach and design.

Now available in a smaller, more affordable paperback edition. INRichard Misrach returned to photograph the stretch of Louisiana known as Cancer Alley, a mile section of the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, which he had also explored in The area is home to petrochemical plants that have polluted the river and spoiled the environment for years.

But Misrach’s Petrochemical America is more than a Author: David O’Neill. "Petrochemical America" offers in-depth analysis of the causes of decades of environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. Even more critically, the project offers an extensively researched guidebook to the way in which the petrochemical industry has permeated every facet of contemporary life.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "This publication is in conjunction with the exhibitions: Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach's Cancer Alley, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, June 2-October 7, ; Petrochemical America: Project Room, Aperture Foundation, New York, August October 6, ; LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph.

Petrochemical America, a collaboration between the artist Richard Misrach and the landscape architect Kate Orff, surveys this land in all its imperfections. Misrach is a landscape photographer, but he belongs to a movement that attempts to reinvent the genre for the man-altered world.

Richard Misrach & Kate Orff: Petrochemical America Featured image, "Shopping Cart, T Plate 48 Anger Factory Outlet Center, I, Gonzales, Louisiana," is reproduced from Aperture's new release by photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff, Petrochemical America. In her introduction, Orff writes, "This book is about how oil.

Authors Don Burdick and Bill Leffler have completely rewritten this time-honored bestseller, now the definitive book for understanding the mysteries of the petrochemical industry.

With chapters on all the base chemicals and derivatives, plus seven new ones covering the Fischer-Tropsch process, polyurethane, epoxy resins and more, this is Cited by: 9. Petrochemical America features Richard Misrach's haunting photographic record of Louisiana's Chemical Corridor, accompanied by landscape architect Kate Orff's Ecological Atlas--a series of "speculative drawings" developed through research and mapping of data from the region.

Their joint effort depicts and unpacks the complex cultural, physical and economic ecologies along. Petrochemical America is an important narrative on petroleum and the side effects of our oil dominated culture.

The graphic communication used in this book is provocative and convincing. Haunting pictures are overlaid with beautiful graphic information regarding petrochemicals, ecology, culture, and everything in between/5(35).

This same passion for the American landscape is what drove the idea of the book "Petrochemical America," [Aperture, $] a visual investigation into America's energy landscape. Our study into the human and environmental impacts of petrochemical production reveals a disturbing and imminent truth: the American landscape is not as beautiful as Author: Kate Orff.

Petrochemical America offers in-depth analysis of the causes of decades of environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. Even more critically, the project offers an extensively researched guidebook to the ways in which the petrochemical industry has permeated every facet of contemporary life/5(83).

Petrochemical America offers in-depth analysis of the causes of decades of environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America.

Even more critically, the project offers an extensively researched guidebook to the way in which the petrochemical industry has permeated every facet of contemporary life. Petrochemical America is an unconventional book, made up of three parts. Part I consists of Misrach’s series Cancer Alley, which includes photographs taken over a dozen years.

In he was commissioned by the High Art Museum in Atlanta to produce photographs for the exhibition Picturing the South ; in the museum’s curator, Julian.