Meadowlands with essay by Robert Sullivan
New York Powerhouse Books 2008
108pp illustrated with colour plates. Long 4to. Fine in dust wrapper. Small closed tear on upper edge of wrapper. First edition. The Meadowlands is a 32-square-mile stretch of sweeping wilderness in New Jersey that evokes morbid fantasies of Mafia hits and buried remains. Development has claimed two-thirds of the region, making way for scores of landfills, motels and petrol stations. The growth of poorly planned communities and the impending construction of a massive entertainment and retail complex threaten to change these lands forever. Lutz explores this transitional landscape which the heart of a wetlands reserve best known as a resting place for mob members and lesser known for its environmental importance.