This visual essay presents an artistic view of energy. By making surprising connections between works of contemporary art, architecture, science, and technology, the book draws a relationship between energy and culture. Hidden within the desire to maintain the health of the planet is often an apology for being modern. As an alternative to looking back at a bygone world, the authors identify the generative effects of human activity. Written by Paul Andersen and Adam Lerner. Publication (ACTAR) and accompanying exhibition forthcoming.