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Bravo 20: The Bombing of the American West (Creating the North American Landscape) Hardcover – November 1, 1990

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"For eighteen months in the mid-eighties, photographer Richard Misrach roamed through the natural beauty and man-made devastation of Bravo 20 [bombing range], while Myriam Weisang Misrach researched the history of military expansionism -- and local protest -- in the West. The result is a book that not only documents the ongoing battle for Bravo 20, but offers a suggestion on what best to do with the burst shells, bombed-out buses, automobile hulls, and other naval detritus: leave it right where it is." -- Mother Jones

"Perhaps the most stunning photo book I've seen this year." -- Kurt Wolf, San Francisco Bay Guardian


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Product Details

  • Series: Creating the North American Landscape
  • Hardcover: 152 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; First Edition edition (November 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801840643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801840647
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 12.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,179,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Moore on March 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
(Re)evaluating Nature especially in the new millenium is a new trend in thinking about the landscape. Misrach initiates this conversation with this early book about the changing face of the American West that has been transformed into a bombed-out wasteland. Somewhat beautiful? Yes, I thin kso. He approaches the subject sarcastically serious with a proposal to turn this highly violent landscape into America's newest national park, one which I would be the first visitor. His photographs instigate new questions in landscape photography and the new definition of "beauty" in all visual studies. A must for any artist/architect/planner. There is a new landscape. Misrach has found it.
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