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    Skywatching

    Places Journal

    Two artists explore spy satellite calibration markers in the desert — and trace the satellites in the sky today.

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    Temple of the Vanities

    Places Journal

    Photographs of defense towers, nuclear reactors, munitions depots and other 20th-century monuments to hubris.

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    Resurveying the West

    Places Journal

    A contemporary photographer’s work resonates with 19th-century views of the American West.

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    Camino del Diablo

    Places Journal

    A photographer’s journey along the Camino del Diablo in the Sonoran Desert, much of which is now a bombing range, reveals a landscape of forbidding danger and compelling beauty.

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    The Last Stand

    Places Journal

    Photographs of the remains of coastal fortifications that lined Northern Europe during the Second World War.

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    Hitler's Revenge

    Places Journal

    Once a formidable critic and teacher, and now largely forgotten, Sibyl Moholy-Nagy deserves new attention.

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    Divide and Conquer

    Places Journal

    The abstract lines we’ve drawn across America — the Mason Dixon Line, the Transcontinental Railroad — still resonate in the cultural landscape of the nation.

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    The Half-Life of History

    Places Journal

    A writer and photographer document the ruined military base where the U.S. Air Force trained for the bombing of Hiroshima.

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    Architecture in Uniform

    Places Journal

    What role did architects play during World War II? A new book from the Canadian Centre for Architecture argues that designers were as indispensable as engineers.

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    Soundscapes: Atlantikwall

    Places Journal

    An architect-explorer records the soundscapes of the decaying coastal fortifications that failed to defend Nazi Europe against Allied invasion.

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    Above Grade: On the High Line

    Places Journal

    A native New Yorker traces the pre-history of the High Line, and ponders whether the celebrated park will be a victim of its success.

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    Thirsty City

    Places Journal

    An environmental historian assesses the massive infrastructure that brings water to the American West — and makes it possible to take a shower in Los Angeles.

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    Banham’s America

    Places Journal

    The American journeys of Reyner Banham fall in the lively tradition of European travelers who tell us Americans something important about ourselves.

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    The Forgotten Line

    Places Journal

    Photographs of an abandoned railway line that circles Paris, la petite ceinture.

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    Placing Memory

    Places Journal

    A new book juxtaposes contemporary color photos of abandoned Japanese-American internment camps with period images.

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    Berlin: The Art of Reunification

    Places Journal

    The failed competition to create a German reunification memorial raises thorny questions of national memory and identity.

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    Berlin After Reunification

    Places Journal

    Two Berlin artists curate an online gallery commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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    On the Trail of the Berlin Wall

    Places Journal

    A trek along the 100-mile scar of the old geopolitical divide gives a writer time to reflect on the complicated merging of east and west, past and present.

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    The Rings of Saturn

    Places Journal

    A photo essay on marginal landscapes from Los Angeles to Berlin, inspired by the German writer W.G. Sebald.

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