Paysages Photographies: la mission photographique de la DATAR [Landscape Photographs: The photographic mission of DATAR]. Various photographers and authors. Designed by Dominique Carré and Sophie Costamgna. Éditions Hazan, Paris, 1985. 518 pp. Thick quarto. First edition. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 382 black-and-white and 85 color reproductions.
The first of two major surveys of the work of DATAR [délégation á l'aménagement du territoire et á l'action régionale--Delegation of Planning and Regional Action].
A pragmatic, documentary, project meant to show changes in the French landscape. In theory, these would be used to aid decisions for planning at the macro level. Includes work by dozens of photographers, mostly working in the then-dominant New Topographic mode. A fascinating book that "begs the important question of whether useful documentation and 'inspiration' are compatible."--Parr & Badger.
Near Fine-; wear to extremities; spine creases; 1" area of 'white-out' [white correction fluid] on verso of front wrapper.