Author(s): Giulia Foscari; Susan Barr
The first ever book on the architecture of the world's southernmost continent
Simultaneously unpopulated and hyper-surveilled, both a wasteland and a major source of life, Antartica makes up 10% of the Earth's surface and provides 70% of the world's fresh water. Now more than ever, human beings must refocus their attention on the southernmost continent for its repository of planetary data in order to reliably predict the effects of climate change. This volume represents a transnational and cross-disciplinary effort to provide a complete picture of the continent with all the nuance it deserves.
At the heart of the publication is the groundbreaking Declassified Archive of Antarctic Architecture, which records the evolution of architecture on the continent, from the first hut ever built by explorers to today's research bases constructed among the ice and snow. Featuring input from international experts and practitioners in the fields of science, architecture, engineering, history, political science, law, anthropology, literature, arts and fashion technology, Antarctic Resolution includes essays, archival and contemporary photography, and visual data in the forms of diagrams and cartographies. Resisting the temptation of a conclusive narrative, the publication instead offers information in the form of flashes, shedding light on a continent that lies in darkness for half the year.