The Tower Series (SIGNED) By Donovan Wylie

This collection of photobooks presents Donovan Wylie’s complete series 'The Tower', in a custom slipcase.

Donovan's work draws together architecture, landscape and conflict, and this series reveals the repetitive character of military activity across diverse geographies and histories.

The first book in the series is British Watchtowers (2007), which studies the lines of sight from surveillance posts along the Irish border, and reveals a kind of virtual environment that enveloped the border region of Northern Ireland. These towers, constructed in the mid-1980s primarily in the mountainous border region of South Armagh, were landmarks in a thirty-year conflict in and over Northern Ireland.

The second book, Outposts (2011), charts NATO observation posts in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Built on natural promontories with multiple lines of sight, these outposts formed a protective visual architecture and were frequently positioned on defense locations established during earlier conflicts.

The third book, North Warning System draws a close to The Tower Series. Surveying a radar station just inside the Canadian Arctic, Wylie examines the detection of invisible threats through unmanned observation posts in remote regions.

Set of 3 Books

North Warning System
Steidl, 2014
h240 x w300 mm
40 pages
18 colour photographs

Steidl, 2014
h240 x w300 mm
64 pages
26 colour photographs

British Watchtowers
Steidl, 2014
h240 x w300 mm
75 pages
49 colour photographs


Donovan Wylie the tower series Steidl 2014

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