Lost Views on the Shorelines of Economy
ISBN10: 3869305908 ISBN13: 9783869305905 Contributors: Knape, Gunilla; Hedberg, Hans (Editor) Publisher: Steidl Published: Sep 29 2015 Pages: 221 Weight: 3.88lbs. Height: 11.75" Width: 10.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
In September 2011 a group of scientists, artists and writers embarked on an expedition to North-West Svalbard, the northern extremity of Norway. Travelling on the M/S Stockholm, each of them recorded the event from their own professional and personal perspective. The sites on the route map of the journey facing the northern shores of the Polar Sea all have a story to tell, natural or cultural. The book is a narrative of the places visited by the expedition with the many different approaches shaping the views of the land encountered. The poetics of artists and photographers meeting the environmentalist writers and researchers of science and history tells the story of an expedition following its historic predecessors. The history of photography and earlier travel accounts as well as burning contemporary issues guided the journey into the Arctic.