by Jennifer Raiser, photography by Sidney Erthaland and Scott London —
Every August, tens of thousands of participants gather to celebrate artistic expression in Nevada’s barren Black Rock Desert.
This vastly inhospitable location, called the playa, is the site of Burning Man, where, within a 9-mile fence, artists called “burners ”create a temporary city devoted to art and participation.
Braving extreme elements, more than 200 wildly ambitious works of art are created and intended to delight, provoke, involve or amaze.
In 2013, over 68,000 people attended this authorized collection of some of the most stunning examples of Burning Man art.
The book displays a rich gallery of images, showcasing the best examples of playa art with 170 incredible photos by longtime Burning Man photographers.
Interviews with the artists reveal not only their motivation to create art specifically for Burning Man, but they also illuminate the dramatic efforts it took to create their pieces.
This stunning gift book allows burners and enthusiasts alike to have a piece of Burning Man with them all year ’round.
$35 hardcover — Race Point Publishing, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc., 276 Fifth Avenue, Ste. 205, New York, NY 10001.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 5, October/November 2014.