Designed as an homage to the classic 1930 Random House edition of "Moby-Dick," with its illustrations by Rockwell Kent, this investigation of present-day America through the lens of Herman Melville's great novel convenes artists and film-makers who have made works relating to its themes of seafaring and the pitting of humankind against the elements. The participants in this homage are Kenneth Anger, Matthew Benedict, Mark Bradford, Marcel Broodthaers, Angela Bulloch, Tom Burr, Tacita Dean, Marcel Dzama, Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Rodney Graham, John Gutmann, Susan Hiller, Evan Holloway, Peter Hutton, Colter Jacobsen, Brian Jungen, Buster Keaton, Rockwell Kent, Mateo Lopez, Jorge Macchi, Kris Martin, Henrik Olesen, Paulina Olowska, Damian Ortega, Jean Painleve, Kirsten Pieroth, Richard Serra, Andreas Slominksi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Adrian Villar Rojas and Orson Welles. The book also boasts a foil-stamped clothbound cover, a fold-out map, essays by Jens Hoffmann and Alexander Nemerov, and full-color illustrations.
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