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Reykjavik 64…

Reykjavik 64…

Published September 4, 2008

The title is long, confusing, and the author sounds like a bad ‘new wave’ singer from the 1980’s, but this inspired guide is for the more adventurous explorer who doesn’t need to do things the old fashioned way. This experimental and artistic creation focuses on the work of 50 Inhabitants of Reykjavik who were asked to hand draw 50 maps to 50 locations which were then used to take 50 corresponding photographs. From the attempted artistic to the completely obscure, this is like a portal into the mind of Reykjavik’s inhabitants – the intimate snapshot-like pictures proposing a game of eye spy to the reader, who upon opening the book immediately want to try to navigate the childish, almost ‘treasure map’ depictions. For a guide with no commercial guidance from Iceland’s inhabitants, you’ll never want to travel more.

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