Chernobyl’s Bibliographic Legacy

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BBC’s wonderful program The Strand had an interview with Diana Thater about her work in the abandoned area around Chernobyl.

Diana Thater at Hauser & Wirth

Video of the installation

ICP Library has a small number of documentary works on Chernobyl.  Interestingly, depending upon when produced, they carry call numbers for Soviet Union, Russia, or Ukraine, reminding us of the political repercussions after the nuclear disaster.

Chernobyl.  Monica Stromdahl.  Olslo: Self-published, 2009.  TR 179.5 .S761 .C44 2009.

Chernobyl: Confessions of a  Reporter.  Ihor F. Kostin.  New York: Umbrage Editions, 2006.  TR820.5 .S65 .K67 2006.

Chernobyl: The Hidden Legacy. Pierpaolo Mittica. London: Trolley Ltd., 2007. TR820.5 .R7 .M58 2007.

Chernobyl  Legacy.  Paul Fusco. Millbrook, NY : de.MO, 2001. TR820.5.U38 .F87 2001.
Legacy : photographs inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. John Darwell. Stockport : Dewi Lewis, 2001. TR820.5 .D37 2001.

Memory traces. Cary Markerink. Amsterdam : Ideas on Paper, 2009. TR820.5 .M37 2009.

Vanishing City : Pripyat and the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. David McMillan. [S.l.] : blurb, 2009. TR179.8 . M36 2009.

Zones of exclusion : Pripyat and Chernobyl. Robert Polidori. Gottingen : Steidl, 2004. TR820.5.U38 2004.

The interview with Diana Thater reminded me that we must keep our eyes peeled for more acquisitions on this mysterious and important post-apocalyptic place, particularly documentaries and artist projects, over time.  I remember seeing a remarkable 1999 film called Pripyat, which documented the creatures, including people, who were still living there.  I am adding that to our wish list.

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