ARCA, Archive for Rural Contemporary Architecture, launches its second publication SLACKLANDS 2 by Corinna Dean. The guidebook navigates through Cold War relics and functional typologies, as well as the poetic and aesthetically daring structures that have left indelible marks on the global landscape. 32 illustrated examples of buildings take the viewer on a contemporary Grand Tour where obsolescence results from changing technologies, shifts in government policy and cross-currents of geo-politics.
The artist and illustrator Peter Nencini has been commissioned to interpret a selection of the buildings focusing on their material nature with a series of unique artworks to accompany each chapter section.
By Corinna Dean
Commissioned artworks by Peter Nencini
Designed by Ben Mclaughlin
Full colour photographs by Corinna Dean
Foreword by Charles Holland
240 x 210mm
192 page section sewn with OTA binding
Edition of 2000
Available exclusively in our shops and online from Thursday 14 November.