From the Archives of Peter Merlin, Aviation Archaeologist by Trevor Paglen
A collection of works edited by American artist Trevor Paglen.
This book focuses on the archives of historian, technical writer, and classified aircraft guru Peter Merlin. Guided by the idea that there is always something left behind, Merlin, a former NASA archivist, has amassed vast amounts of wreckage, records, memorabilia and what appear to be little more than remnants of covert government operations. I've been Merlin's collection focuses primarily on military installations such as Area 51 and Edwards Air Force Base, as well as around experimental government aircraft crash sites.
As an aeronautical archaeologist, Paglen has selected a total of 59 items from Merlin's collection, ranging from evil to mundane to humorous. The vivid photographs of challenge coins, patches, models, and other objects containing these symbols build on the artist's long-standing fascination with secret cultures while offering fragmented glimpses into decades of elusive military missions. giving the reader an opportunity to see
First edition 3500 copies.
Title: From the Archives of Peter Merlin, Aviation Archaeologist
Artist: Trevor Paglen
Primary Information, 2019
Softcover, 179 x 228 mm
First edition of 3500 copies
¥3,100 + tax