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Artistic Suburban Culture
June 24, 2009 4:33 PM   Subscribe

Ross Racine's work may be interpreted as models for planned communities as much as aerial views of fictional suburbs, referencing the computer as a tool for urban planning as well as image capture.
posted by netbros (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
I am sorely tempted to refer to these at the next Planning Commission meeting. Are these from Prince Charles' nightmares?
posted by Xoebe at 4:42 PM on June 24, 2009


Be cool or be cast out.
posted by GuyZero at 4:55 PM on June 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


His work process is interesting. This is the first art I've seen in awhile where I've thought "I'd like to collect that". Alas, no galleries listed near San Francisco.
posted by Nelson at 5:08 PM on June 24, 2009


Fantastic stuff again, Netbros!
posted by klangklangston at 5:19 PM on June 24, 2009


Whoa. I too would like to collect that. His name is familiar to me, but I'm not sure why...
posted by gofargogo at 5:42 PM on June 24, 2009


I tried to collect that! But I got outbid at a benefit auction. If I remember right, though, his wife bought the painting I'd donated to the auction, so at least I collected in reverse. Or something.

I always find fake maps hypnotically interesting.
posted by moonmilk at 6:24 PM on June 24, 2009


Folks that like this might also be interested in the work of Francesca Berrini.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 8:33 PM on June 24, 2009


Abjectly terrifying - yet in such an alluring way.
posted by regicide is good for you at 9:04 PM on June 24, 2009


God, these are chilling.

My house is in a planned community modeled after Levittown, and laid out in meandering, cul-de-sac-ish fashion around a pre-existing small town, that town itself built around a hexagonal center.

If I didn't know better, I'd swear that Mr. Racine was responsible for the design.
posted by Graygorey at 9:34 PM on June 24, 2009


This is amazing stuff.
posted by WPW at 2:13 AM on June 25, 2009


Someone needs to buy this guy a copy of Sim City.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:36 AM on June 25, 2009


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