Crop Circles: Art in the Landscape
by Lucy Pringle
: Frances Lincoln
Whether they are scientific enigmas, paranormal phenomena, mischievous hoaxes, or inspired land art, the scale, beauty, and mathematical and symbolic complexity of crop circles continue to astound. Throughout the summer months every year, in fields of oilseed rape, barley, and wheat, a rash of ever more elaborate circles and designs appears. Lucy Pringle has been photographing and researching crop circles for nearly 20 years. Here she presents a catalog of her awe-inspiring aerial photographs taken across the south of England from 1993 to 2006, guaranteed to amaze believers and skeptics alike.