Topologies was shot between 2005 and 2008 and is structured as a survey monograph.

This critically acclaimed publication brings together five distinct bodies of work: ‘Hidden’ (2005), ‘The Diminishing Present’ (2006), ‘The Accidental Theorist’ (2006-2007), ‘Landscapes Beyond: The Burden of Proof’ (2007) and Approaches (2007).

In this book Edgar Martins sets out to create a topographical inventory of mountains, rivers, roads, volcanos, roads, airports etc, inspired by both early 18th century evocations of the sublime and contemporary pictorial traditions.

But for all its historical evocation, this work is fraught with anxieties about ruin.

Book published by Aperture Books. 
Limited number of signed copies available through The Moth House.


May 2008
240mm x 280 mm
119 pages
4000 copies
Hardcover, in screen printed dust jacket
Essay by John Beardsley, interview by David Campany



Edgar Martins

In Topologies, fragile landscapes stage cultural dramas. It is the setting for spatial and temporal dislocation. Space echoes with prophetic resonance. It carries a message of time: the vanishing now.      Read More >

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