Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Work

I have not been posting to my blog as regularly these days, as I'm busy completing my book The Textual Life of Airports.

My book explores how airports appear in literature and culture, with an eye toward the interpretive demands made on passengers, laborers, and other subjects. For instance, consider this architectural sketch for the new Terminal B at the Sacramento airport:

What myriad stories, normative aesthetics, and commonplace expectations shape this idealized baggage claim area?

My book is under contract with Continuum, and is on schedule to be published in November 2011. I look forward to posting on my blog more regularly as soon as the book is done...