Photographer Alex MacLean built his reputation on bearing witness from the sky. His gorgeous new book Up On The Roof focuses on the amazing top-floor world of New York City we may be vaguely aware of but rarely see, from swimming pools to eco-spaces, swanky bars to empty stretches, it’s a fascinating compendium of stunning sky-high imagery. In the foreword, critic Robert Campbell writes that MacLean’s photographs are “full of lessons about how we human beings inhabit our earth – and sometimes about how we mess it up.” A more talented recorder of our social, architectural and environmental preoccupations we could not wish for.
The book is available now from Princeton Architectural Press, priced £35.
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