Black Rock City, NV: The Ephemeral Architecture of Burning Man

For 14 years, 1996 to 2010, photographer Philippe Glade documented the unique architectural structures found at the Burning Man festival. Black Rock City, NV: The Ephemeral Architecture of Burning Man is Philippe’s new book where he showcases 196 of these “ephemeral dwellings”. His blog, This is Black Rock City, has Burning Man architectural photos from the past as well as from the 2011 event.

Black Rock City is a unique urban experiment in the American landscape.

For one week 50,000 people deploy treasures of ingenuity to survive in style (or not) and leave no trace in one of the harshest environment of the USA. Home of the Burning Man festival, the artistic nature of the event calls for one-of-a-kind solutions mixed with open source creations and off-the-shelve gear.

From 1996 to 2010, photographer Philippe Glade documented more than 170 ephemeral dwellings, camps, structures of BRC.

This book presents for the first time a comprehensive selection of those solutions.

via Jon Sarriugarte

photos by Philippe Glade