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    DescriptionAntarctica, the only uninhabited continent, belongs to no single country and has no government. While certain countries lay claim to portions of the landmass, it is the only solid land on the planet with no unified national affiliation. Drawing on the continent's rich history of inspiring exploration and artistic endeavors, Paul D. Miller a.k.a. DJ Spooky has put together his own multimedia, multidisciplinary study of Antactica. "Book of Ice" is one aspect of this ongoing project. In light of climate change and tireless human enterprise to be present everywhere on the planet, Miller uses Antarctica as a point on entry for contemplating humanity's relationship with the natural world. Using photographs and film stills from his journey to the bottom of the world, along with original artworks and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller ponders how Antarctica could liberate itself from the rest of the world. Part fictional manifesto, part history and part science book, "Book of Ice" furthers Miller's reputation as an innovative artist capable of making the old look new. "The Book of Ice" contains an introduction by celebrated physicist Brian Greene, author of the bestselling "Fabric of the Cosmos." "This is not cool, this is freezing. I still have frostbite." --Stefan Sagmeister "A rare mind encounters a rare place--this is an entirely new take on the bottom of the world, very cool (but getting warmer)." --Bill McKibben, American environmentalist, journalist, and author "Antarctica is full of wonder. Paul D Miller has visited and returned with treasure. You hold in your hand interviews, photographs, histories, architectural plans, propaganda, sheet music, hyperlinks and a manifesto demanding that you never set foot there. This is work as unbounded and untameable as the continent itself. Read it and feel dislocated in the best possible way." --Raj Patel, author of" The Value of Nothing"


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    Title
    The Book of Ice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul D. Miller, By (author) Brian Greene
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 204 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781935613145
    ISBN 10: 1935613146
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 620
    B&T Approval Code: A06402700
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15800
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BIC subject category V2: AVGV
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000, MUS013000, PHO000000
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV020000
    DC22: 919.89
    B&T Approval Code: A15800000
    DC22: 998.9
    BISAC V2.8: NAT045030, PHO011020
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: G860 .D54 2011
    Thema V1.0: AVLX
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Mark Batty Publisher
    Imprint name
    Mark Batty Publisher
    Publication date
    19 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Author Information
    Paul D. Miller is a musician, conceptual artist and writer based in New York City. He was the first editor-at-large of Artbyte: The Magazine of Digital Arts, and his articles have appeared in The Village Voice, Artforum, Rap Pages, Paper Magazine, The Source, and many other outlets. His artwork employs a wide array of digitally created music and multimedia to create a form of post-modern sculpture in the tradition of composers such as John Cage and Afrika Bambaata.