The Transparent City is a tremendous tome of photographs by Michael Wolf. With essays by Natasha Egan, associate director and curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago where an exhibition of works appearing in this book will be held, and Geoff Manaugh, senior editor of Dwell and founder of BLDGBLOG, this book is a peep show into Chicago's cityscape, a transparent and fluid thing of beauty. Wolf works with the geometry of urban architecture and a telephoto lens to capture the patterns and details of both residential life and office work. This beautifully produced book allows us to enjoy the use of voyeurism to take a look at our own lives. From rooftops and boardrooms, Wolf records how and where we live. A wonderful book for the perpetually nosy.
Hardcover, 112 pages. Aperture/MoCP, 2008. $42.00 at Amazon.