Candy/A Good and Spacious Land

Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie; With contributions by Chris Klatell and Laura Wexler

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July 18, 2017
372 pages, 13 x 11
225 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300222999
HC - Set with Slipcase

Distributed for the Yale University Art Gallery

Out of Print

In this two-volume set, two artists and two writers explore the concept of the “model city” through the lens of New Haven, Connecticut. This collaboration grew out of a 2013 joint residency at the Yale University Art Gallery by acclaimed photographers Jim Goldberg (b. 1953) and Donovan Wylie (b. 1971). In Candy, Goldberg uses Super 8 film stills, images of New Haven’s urban landscape, Polaroid portraits, and collaged archival material to create a layered reflection on 20th-century American cities that the artist calls a “photo-novel.” A Good and Spacious Land, with photographs by Wylie, examines topographic changes resulting from the construction of the I-95/I-91 highway interchange in New Haven and connects a contemporary American interpretation of the “promised land” to the underlying biblical narrative. The accompanying text in both volumes includes narratives woven throughout the images as well as essays reflecting on the photographs’ symbolism, social import, and historical contexts.


Jim Goldberg is a photographer based in San Francisco. Donovan Wylie is a photographer based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Yale University Art Gallery

“Goldberg’s Candy and Wylie’s A Good and Spacious Land bring two internationally renowned photographers together in New Haven . . . [A] beautiful set.”—Michael Lee-Murphy, Connecticut Magazine

“In fewer than 60 photographs, artists Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie weave a narrative of ambition and disillusion, breathtaking possibilities, astonishing progress, and a pervasive sense of missing the mark.”—Tracey O’Shaughnessy, Republican-American

Reviewed by Rob Becker in the Dutch magazine Pf Vol. 8 (2017)

“Goldberg wants New Haven to be both his city and any city, and to accomplish that dual ambition he made pictures large and small, blurry and juicy with detail. . . . Wylie, a skilled technical photographer, makes striking, memorable images . . . a variation of Goldberg’s more personal accomplishment.”—Nicholas Dawidoff, New Yorker