Séquences / Paysages 2000.
By Observatoire Photographique du Paysage.
ARP Editions, 2008. 112 pp., Over 200 color and black & white illustrations., 12½x9¼".
Sequences / Paysages 2000 presents and discusses photographic series which allow us to see the changes, and sometimes the upheavals, which have marked French landscape over the last century. More surprisingly, these series show us how the landscape is being modified today, from one year to the next.
Sequences / Paysages 2000 is the review of the Photographic Observatory of Landscape. The Observatory's role, conducted by the Landscape Office of Regional Planning and the Environment, is to place France under a kind of photographic surveillance. In an effort to address the problems of landscape evolution, artists and planners have been closely associated. This original approach is, it would appear, unique.