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Alex MacLean: Up On The Roof

Posted by Rob Alderson,

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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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.