INTERPRETIVE TAXONOMY FOR THE CALIFORNIA ORIENTE IN THE VICINTY OF JOSHUA TREE
This one is best represented as a [PDF file].
What I'm proposing is this: maybe if you overlay one informational system with another and reinterpret it through, maybe something will be revealed. So in the case of this thing, the interpretive guide, the form of the map of Joshua Tree (the general form) is based on the composition of a French painting. The painting is reproduced on the other side (Bain Maure). It's painted by a gentleman "Orientalist" artist who would go, as was the fashion, to North Africa (that is the traditional orient) to make titillating paintings for the sedentary snobs back home. That's a point here—going to the desert (east, Orient) to make art—that I find interestingly in common with what we were doing out in the desert. And that was a point of departure for this project. Points in common, not random ones, but ones that I think are telling, lead around and arrange thematically the content of the piece. Someone described the front as a "key" to the map, which is probably true, but it is also just a key to itself.