The Book of Ice by Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky) is an art book about Antarctica. Containing essays, artwork, and photographs, the book imagines a future in which the continent undergoes a revolution and becomes “The People’s Republic of Antarctica.” The book is part of “Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica,” Miller’s ongoing multimedia project to create art and music from the sights and sounds of Antarctica. Miller describes the book and the larger project in this interview with Maria Popova of Brain Pickings.
Using photographs and film stills from his journey to the bottom of the world, along with original artworks and re-appropriated archival materials, Miller ponders how Antarctica could liberate itself from the rest of the world. Part fictional manifesto, part history and part science book, Book of Ice furthers Miller’s reputation as an innovative artist capable of making the old look new.
images via DJ Spooky