Between early 2012 and late 2015, Austrian photographer Kurt Hörbst (b. 1972) documented the construction of the S10, a new highway construction across the northern part of the Austrian Mühlviertel region along the border of the Czech Republic. The massive project cut through virgin terrain with tunnels, bridges, and endless miles of asphalt. The road, which now ends at the border will one day link the cities of Linz and Prague. In this fascinating monograph where crisp color images of natural landscapes are juxtaposed next to raw construction digs, one can feel Hörbst reflecting on the impact this project will have on the land, villages, settlements and towns, the people who have long lived there and how the urban expansion will forever change future generations’ relationship to open land. A factually-charged and experimental essay by Bodo Hell provides the introduction to S10.
9 ½ x 12 ½ in. / 176 pp / 85 color
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