S shots of post war American houses that he did for aspirational lifestyle magazines has a chilling uality that you would normally associate with a sci has a chilling uality that you would normally associate with a sci dystopia Then there are Lucien Herve s sharp images of Le Corbusier s work the High Court of Justice in Chandigarh from 1955 which the building an appearance somewhere between a iant s workshop and a derelict warehouseEd Ruscha s aerial shots of LA parking lots which are so bewildering that they could easily be segments from an open cast mine Then we have Bernd and Hilla Becher
stark brutalist monolithic water towers which almost primed for take off Many of Stephen Shore s sun soaked shots of cities in the US resemble scenes from some forgotten 70s80s daytime soap operaThomas Struth s streetscapes possess an eerie stillness his shot of Buskoe Dong in Pyongyang from 2007 is a hastly concrete nightmare which takes the idea of brutalism to a terrifying extreme and really feeds into. Ious artists among them Berenice Abbott Walker Evans Ed Ruscha Bernd and Hilla Becher Andreas Gursky and Iwan Baan and includes 220 color and duotone images Each chapter opens with a text introducing the artists' work followed by reproductions of their photographs Arranged chronologically the book documents the birth of the skyscraper against the backdrop of the Great Depressi. Lots of striking images of buildingsthe concrete the better One photographer who stood out to me was Nadav Kander 45 StarsThis book shows the huge importance that photography has had and continues to have on architecture the long running alliance between them has played a significant role in benefiting both art forms and allowing them to enjoy a wider audienceIn terms of uality and variety we are very much spoiled for choice From many schools and many eras we et a satisfying range of photography and architecture Berenice Abbott s Night View of New York from 1932 could have been taken last night and reduces the neon lights to a landscape of smouldering coals Her City Arabesue From 1938 Destroys Arabesue from 1938 destroys idea of scale making you believe that you could lift up the buildings and move them around as you please In another image we find the tenants washing hanging in the air like the forlorn sails of an abandoned pirate shipThe bland sterility of Julius Shulman. The relationship between architecture and photography is the focus of this book that features the work of eighteen influential artists from the 1930s to the present day Architecture has long been a subject matter for photographers Who Utilize The Medium utilize the medium not to document the built world but also to reveal wider truths about society book features chapters devoted to var.
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"honeyed light only "light only detracts from the extent of the devastation at the hands of various murderous Russian American and British regimes have inflicted stretching back centuries Guy Tillim s crumbling apartment buildings in Beira in Mozambiue 2007 present uite an extraordinary juxtaposition against the tropical background which looks eager to reclaim its land and Nadav Kander s images of China s accelerated progress speak like smeared moody landscapes tinged with loss and regretAs this book so beautifully demonstrates the marriage between architecture and photography is not only a vital one but an incredibly inventive and fruitful one which benefits all concerned This is an absolute treat of a collection and I would recommend to anyone with the slightest interest in architecture or photography. On; the rise of the modernist tradition in America post colonial Africa and India; the effects of industry on 1960s Europe; the increasing suburbanization America and Europe; and the conseuences of today's mass urbanization Asia the Middle East and South America Far reaching and penetrating this volume reflects on the ongoing dialogue between photography and architecture.