Reading List

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Jan Fransen

Nice


  • Online

    Community Plumbing

    Places Journal

    Let’s hear it for the neighborhood hardware store. Here, amidst the nuts and bolts, we cultivate the potential to order things, places, communities, politics, and values — we might even say, to build and repair worlds.

  • Online

    When the Ground Gives Way

    Places Journal

    Seven years ago, a Louisiana petrochemical operation overlooked warnings and a 6,000-foot-deep cavern collapsed into a sinkhole at Bayou Corne. New photographs show the aftermath of disaster.

  • Online

    Disaster for the People, Bonanza for the State

    Places Journal

    The Riforma Fondiaria in postwar Italy was supposed to give landless peasants modern farms. An artist, an archeologist, and a historian set out to discover what the abandoned homesteads look like now.

  • Online

    Brasília and the Populist Frontier

    Places Journal

    In the late 1950s, the construction of Brazil’s new capital city was documented by government photographers who mythologized a new national identity.

  • Online

    David Goldblatt and the Indeterminate Landscape

    Places Journal

    The South African David Goldblatt spent seven decades photographing the still-unfinished project of building equitable cities, towns, and infrastructures in his nation — and beyond.

  • Online

    Our Unwitting Autobiography

    Places Journal

    A geographer puts on her social-scientist bifocals to photograph the signs of public yearning macro and micro, near and far, in a summer of protest in Washington, D.C.

  • Online

    Shabby Victorian Metropolis

    Places Journal

    The place is San Francisco. The time is the funky, unselfconscious interregnum after the Summer of Love and before the tech entrepreneurs.

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