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The 'Redacted Landscape' of the Las Vegas Fringe
"Built on the shores of an artificial lake outside the eponymous desert city, the development was radically decelerated into a state of suspended animation by the economic collapse of 2008," explains an article on Bldg Blog. The development described, Lake Las Vegas, is the subject of a new book, Black Mountain, by Michael Light.
The article shares a lot of the images from the book, along with this description, among others, of what makes them so compelling:
"Honestly, these shots blow me away; it's as if Light has captured an act of topographical blackout—a whole landscape, redacted—as what should be hills and valleys are erased and obstructed by this imposed crystallography of settlements that never arrived."