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Book Reviews

Forest of Lost Trees

Two monographs explore the human condition through trees

JEJU ISLANDBy Oksun Kim. Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2018 Hardcover, 176 pages. 

FOREST, By Yan Wang Preston, texts by Zelda, Cheatle and Nadine Barth

Published by Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2018. Hardcover, 128 pages. Photo by Esther Chan for ArtAsiaPacific.

Like photographs, trees transcribe memory. Their bodies are histories of earth, sky and society, filling the shapes afforded to them by soil, light and human intervention. The tree is held taut between biological time and the…

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