Supermarket captures the folly and the beauty of this colorful drama in all its ambiguity, with astounding photographic spreads that come at us like film, taken at slightly different angles, juxtaposed or duplicated in singularly bold symmetry. The iteration of the images so leveraged simulates a spatiality that transcends the ordinary two-dimensional page.
Supermarket is a disturbingly beautiful book that takes us on a poetic journey through VanderLans' California, documenting our sometimes successful, sometimes futile attempt to transform an unfriendly environment into a bearable, happy land. Rudy VanderLans, co-founder and editor of 'Emigre' magazine, brings us inside this desert environment in small steps, taking us along the California coast heading south and then east through the built environment, setting the scene for our final destination.
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