The Edge of Air
by the Legacy Project
Summer 2005, 10.5″ x 8.5″, 96 pages, 70 photographs
The book marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new phase for The Legacy Project, which is committed to continue photographing this extraordinary development in the history of Southern California over the next decade.
The elegant and haunting color photographs of The Legacy Project show the fragile beauty of decay and abandonment throughout a once thriving military city. Each artist has brought personal aesthetics to bear in what has the potential to be one of the most comprehensive and extensive photographic documentations ever made. As James Scarborough writes in his essay: “The Legacy Project with prescience and vision, seized upon a unique opportunity to reveal in stark detail a transition-in-progress, a transition of immense historical and future significance for the region, for the state, and for the country.”
Edited by Jerry Burchfield with a foreword by The Great Park Conservancy and essays by Mark Johnstone and James Scarborough. Published in Association with the Irvine Fine Arts Center. 96 p., 50 color plates. 8-1/2 X 10-1/2, 2005