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James Smith

London Overspill

Series: Book Launch
Date: Friday 13 July 2018
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Bookshop
Running time: 0 mins

Launch Price £25 RRP £28


London Overspill (2008-2014) brings together a collection of James Smith's photographs investigating post-war built landscape, concentrating on the architecture of Basildon, Bletchley, Corby, Harlow, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Luton, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Peterborough and Stevenage. An oeuvre that spans the best part of a decade, Smith challenges our perception of the landscape as a permanent physical presence.


Written responses to the work have been made by Owen Hatherley, Matthew Shaul and Eugenie Shinkle; touching on the architectural, social and political aspects of London Overspill. Constructed around a friction between legacy and decay within the landscape, the work develops over a modulation of forms, textures, gestures and shapes in architecture that often go unnoticed but have played a significant role in the modern Britain we know today. The publication itself is used as a volume of space through which to encounter these places and forms; both physically and virtually.


Join us for a drinks reception with photographer James to celebrate the launch of this great new book.



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