‘Bluetown’ is, according to Guimarães, ‘a dream of London about itself, a celebration of the beauty of its own alienation and loneliness’. To find ‘Bluetown’, Guimarães superimposed an outline of Queen Elizabeth’s face on the map of London on which he plotted evenly spaced points, a grid of geographic coordinates. Following the route set by this symbol of ‘Englishness’, he then visited and photographed each location.
You can buy Bluetown's newspaper online from XYZ Books Lisbon: http://www.artbooks.xyz/books/bluetown
Author: Pedro Guimarães
Contributors: Tomasz Curvo, Nikos Efstratiou
Selfpublished in London, 2010.
Dimensions: 450mm x 320mm
500 copies, each one numbered and signed
offset printed on Munken Pure paper.