Stephen Hodge: The Master Plan

Stephen Hodge: The Master Plan
Library Shelf Location ABC-HODG
Publication Date 2012

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email for an appointment or see staff. 

The Master Plan is an artist’s book, authored by Stephen Hodge of Wrights & Sites, as a complementary project to the public art programme commissioned by Situations and Field Art Projects for Weston-super-Mare. The programme formed part of Sea Change, a national initiative to support the revitalisation of British seaside towns in 2010. Wrights & Sites, an artist/academic collective, were one of the six artists commissioned. This book takes as its inspiration the collective’s reconnaissance material collected whilst researching their permanent commission ‘Everything you need to build a town is here’. The unpublished transcript of a public meeting for the post-war redevelopment of the town acts as a catalyst for a visual exploration of redevelopment and regeneration from the ‘fantastic acropolis’ of Portmeirion to SimCity master-builders. Hodge annotates the transcript of this 1947 meeting with historical and contemporary newspaper cuttings, found material and photographs, concluding with a conversation which explores the context of regeneration as an inspiration and hindrance for contemporary artists.

The Master Plan by Stephen Hodge, is co-published by Book Works and Situations, as part of Co-Series, in an edition of 1,000 copies, full colour and b/w, 96 pages, soft cover. Designed by Polimekanos, 210 x 297mm.


ISBN 9781906012380
Quantity 1
Pages 96; 210 x 297; 1,000
Format Softcover
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Stephen Hodge
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Language English

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