Alex MacLean

Books: Designs on the Land

Exploring America from the Air

Written and Photographed by Alex S. MacLean

Introduction by James Corner

Thames and Hudson Press, March 2003

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"This new collection of exemplary photographs taken across the American landscape reflects MacLean's passionate interest in the effects of time, geological movements, shifting landscapes, redeployment, pollution, urban sprawl, and the overlapping of surfaces and activities. More than 400 photographs reveal in a unique way the physical splendor of America: both the beauty of the ongoing inhabiting of the land and the potential for modern planning to create spectacular environments."

  
White Road and TreesAdams, MassachusettsFilm, Ref #: LS_2659_27
  
Highway follows the gridLos Angeles, CaliforniaFilm, Ref #: LS_2654_16
     
  
SHIPROCKShiprock, New MexicoFilm, Ref #: LS_2673_20
  
Wheat Farming Follows the Contour of the PalousePullman Area, WashingtonFilm, Ref #: LS_4416_37
  
Adobe Houses and Kiva in Santo Domingo PuebloNavajo National Monument, ArizonaFilm, Ref #: LS_4824_36
     
  
Mixed Hardwood Forest in AutumnUpstate New YorkFilm, Ref #: LS_5528_26
  
Ribbon of Wheat  Winding Along the Contour of the PalousePullman Area, WashintonFilm, Ref #: LS_4418_22
  
Floating Irrigated Field in DesertPalm Desert, CaliforniaFilm, Ref #: LS_7412_32
     
  
Plowed Wheat fields on the PalousePullman Area, WashingtonFilm, Ref #: LS_4419_18
  
The Guyandone River Empties Into the Ohio RiverHuntington, West VirginiaFilm, Ref #: LS_5204_22
  
Three Pivot Irrigators Intersect a Rectangular FieldMacon, GeorgiaFilm, Ref #: LS_7854_26
     
  
Strip Mine for Coal Burning UtilityFour Corners, New MexicoFilm, Ref #: LS_2611_03
  
Wheat Stubble Field on the PalousePullman Area, WashingtonFilm, Ref #: LS_4419_20
  
Log RaftsBellingham, WashingtonFilm, Ref #: LS_4432_25
     
  
Winter Snowplow PatternsBoxborough, MassachusettsFilm, Ref #: LS_5161_04
  
  
Four White Transformer Towers in a FieldOahu, HawaiiFilm, Ref #: LS_6560_31
     
  
Community Garden PlotsSanta Monica, CaliforniaFilm, Ref #: LS_5377_06
  
Abandoned Tugboat in the Sand Near the CoastlineSouth of Savannah, GeorgiaFilm, Ref #: LS_7828_35
  
Rivulets of Red Industrial WasteBurnside Area, LouisianaFilm, Ref #: LS_6495_18
     
  
Plowing and Harvesting Patterns on the PalousePullman Area, WashingtonFilm, Ref #: LS_4418_20