Contemporary photographic images of nine locations in Richmond, Virginia are overlaid with letterpressed excerpts of historical text and handwritten personal memories. Each image, when held to the light, reveals notes which unpack the invisible, personal, historical trauma present at each site. Sites are ordered chronologically, and present a narrative arc, encompassing the growth of the slave trade, acts of organized resistance and repression, the Civil War, and concluding following Reconstruction. These layers work to extract meaning from the illegible coding of contemporary landscapes and artifacts and make visible the human drama concealed in the mundane and overlooked corners of postmodern urban space.
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|Subtitle||Notes on the Landscape in Richmond, Va|
|Place of Publication||Athens, Ohio|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Letterpress and color photocopy|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Stab bound|
|Medium/ Materials||Blind debossing|
|Paper Stock||Kozo white, Bienfang Tracing and Arches Black Cover stock papers|
|Number of Pages||32 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||16 x 5 x .25 inches closed|
|Edition Size||Edition of 5|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and numbered edition|