Architectural and landscape photographer Jade Doskow is publishing the first hardcover, full-color monograph of her eight-year photography project on the post-utopian sites of the World’s Fairs, entitled Lost Utopias. Since 2007, the project has captured the remaining architecture and landscaping of international World’s Fairs at 26 sites in North America and Europe on large-format 4”x5” film.
The book is a collection of World’s Fair structures, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Atomium in Brussels, and the Space Needle in Seattle, “as they exist today, often repurposed, abandoned, or surrounded by a strange new environment unimaginable at the time of construction," writes Doskow. “These sites exist as surreal, dreamlike time machines, simultaneously looking forward and back.”
Lost Utopias is expected to be completed by December 2016, and is still seeking funding on kickstarter. Learn more about, or help fund, the project, here.
Cite: Sabrina Santos. "View Stunning Photos of the Post-Utopian Sites of the World’s Fairs in This Kickstarter Book" 10 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786991/help-fund-lost-utopias-book-on-the-architecture-of-worlds-fairs> ISSN 0719-8884