Petrochemical America (2020)

Petrochemical America Richard Misrach Kate Orff 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
  • Title: Petrochemical America
  • Author: Richard Misrach Kate Orff
  • ISBN: 9781597111
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Hardcover
Petrochemical America Richard Misrach Kate Orff 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 ecPetrochemical 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 ecologies along 150 miles of the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, an area of intense chemical production that first garnered public attention as Cancer Alley when unusual occurrences of cancer were discovered in the region.This collaboration has resulted in an unprecedented, multilayered document presenting a unique narrative of visual information Petrochemical America offers in depth analysis of the causes of decades of environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America Even critically, the project offers an extensively researched guidebook to the way in which the petrochemical industry has permeated every facet of contemporary life What is revealed over the course of the book is that Cancer Alley although complicated by its own regional histories and particularities may well be an apt metaphor for the global impact of petrochemicals on the human landscape as a whole.
Petrochemical America Richard Misrach Kate Orff

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  1. Lila Alvarado

    I picked this up after I finished Strangers in Their Own Land Anger and Mourning on the American Right, because it was mentioned at the end, and I was looking for a visual companion to the stories of the petrochemical plants in Strangers I have mostly only learned of or seen environmental issues in the Midwest, so this was crazy eye opening The photograph collection alone I would definitely give 5 stars while the infographics in the second part were very aesthetically pleasing, they were almost [...]

  2. Caelie

    Terrifying look at the impact of the petrochemical industry in Louisiana Pictures are hauntingly beautiful the book also breaks down which plastic chemicals are associated with cancer and the breakdown of the way oil is used in plastics, milkshakes etc Also like the oil sands in Alberta, you learn about how people are constantly displaced for oil.

  3. Melanie

    Everything about this book is stunning, well argued, and flawlessly executed Orff s research and diagrams help contextualize Misrach s photographs Fun fact Misrach s initial series Cancer Alley inspired the art direction of True Detective , and the photographs are eerie enough on their own 30 40 is a steal for a book that is both gorgeous and informative.

  4. Karyn

    A visual foray into a true American horror that will haunt me in so many ways, and affect so many living creatures forever.

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