Earth Extremes

Nine Projects Made of Space and Time

Edited by Jacqueline Burckhardt, Jonas Voegeli and Christian Waldvogel

Earth Extremes

Edited by Jacqueline Burckhardt, Jonas Voegeli and Christian Waldvogel

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

With Essays by Jacqueline Burckhardt, Jörg Heiser and Christian Waldvogel
495 pages | 223 color plates, 58 halftones | 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 | © 2010
Text in English and German
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9783858813053 Published September 2010

“When producing works of art, the artist judges a piece’s themes from a point of view that is characteristic of his beliefs and to the perspective that he takes on things. In many cases, this point of view is set outside the system the piece is about”

So writes artist Christian Waldgovel in Earth Extremes, a collection of nine of his projects from the past six years. For the pieces in Earth Extremes, Waldgovel situates his point of view in space, using photography and digital imagery to examine our world within the solar system. In Top of the World, for example, Waldvogel imagines approaching the Earth from another galaxy, as though he was an alien traveling from another planet. In another, Waldgovel imagines Galileo’s fate had he the opportunity to observe the Earth from the Moon. Combining science with art and imagination, Earth Extremes offers readers a glimpse of what it’s like to travel through the final frontier.

Project Summaries

   Seven Years from Here
   Space from Space
   Galileo’s Missing Argument
   The Earth Turns without Me
   Top of the World
   West Pole
   Globus Cassus
   433 Eros

   Eccentric Orbits, by Jörg Heiser

   Oeuvre Catalogue
   Photo Credits
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