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Lots of striking images of buildingsthe concrete the better One photographer who stood *Out To Me Was *to me was 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 The Glass Ocean forms and allowing them to enjoy a wider audienceIn terms of uality and variety we are very much spoiledor choice From many schools and many eras we get a satisfying range of photography and architecture Berenice Abbott S Night View Abbott s Night View New York rom 1932 could have been taken last night and reduces the neon lights to a landscape of smouldering coals Her City Arabesue rom 1938 destroys our idea of scale making you believe that you could lift up the buildings and move them around as you please In another image we ind the tenants washing hanging in the air like the orlorn sails of an abandoned pirate shipThe bland sterility of Julius Shulman. The relationship between architecture and photography is the The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness focus of this book thateatures the work of eighteen influential artists The Leadership Gap from the 1930s to the present day Architecture has long been a subject matteror photographers who utilize the medium not just to document the built world but also to reveal wider truths about society This book eatures chapters devoted to var.

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#As One Great Prison great prison Norfolk s incriminating depiction of Afghan ruins the true cost of criminal capitalism The honeyed light only briefly *Norfolk s incriminating depiction of Afghan ruins exposes the true cost of criminal capitalism The honeyed light only briefly rom 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 ruitful 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 of America and Europe; and the conseuences of today's mass urbanization in Asia the Middle East and South America Far reaching and penetrating this volume reflects on the ongoing dialogue between photography and architecture.  S shots of post war American houses that he did or aspirational lifestyle magazines has a chilling uality that you would normally associate with a sci Save the Cupcake! fi dystopia Then there are Lucien Herve s crisp sharp of Le Corbusier s work the Court of Justice in Chandigarhrom 1955 which give the building an appearance somewhere between a giant s workshop and a derelict warehouseEd Ruscha s aerial shots of LA parking lots which are so bewildering that they could easily be segments rom an open cast mine Then we have Bernd and Hilla Becher s stark brutalist monolithic water *Towers Which Almost Look *which almost look or take off Many of Stephen Shore s sun soaked shots of cities in the US resemble scenes Tressed to Kill from someorgotten 70s80s daytime soap operaThomas Struth s streetscapes possess an eerie stillness his shot of Buskoe Dong in Pyongyang rom 2007 is a ghastly concrete nightmare which takes the idea of brutalism to a terrifying extreme and really eeds 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 ollowed by reproductions #of their photographs Arranged chronologically the book documents the birth of the skyscraper against the backdrop of the Great #their photographs Arranged chronologically the book documents the birth of the skyscraper against the backdrop of the Great  Constructing Worlds