Shooting Space

Architecture in Contemporary Photography
Author: Elias Redstone
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714867427
Category: Architecture
Page: 240
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A visual survey of contemporary artists’ photography of architecture, featuring the work of Andreas Gursky, Iwan Baan, Wolfgang Tillmans, Catherine Opie, Thomas Ruff, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and more. Since the invention of photography, architecture has proved a worthy subject for photographers. Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography showcases the relationship between the two practices. The book presents a broad spectrum of work from a diverse roster of renowned and emerging artists: Annie Leibovitz captures the construction of Renzo Piano’s New York Times building; James Welling revisits Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House; Walter Niedermayr shifts perspectives on SANAA’s sculptural designs. The book is divided into five chapters, covering collaborations between photographer and architect, global urbanization, alterations to the natural landscape, reappraised Modernist icons, and imagined environments. Presenting a fresh study of outstanding work in contemporary architectural photography, Shooting Space not only provides an engaging display of beautiful photography, but will reward the reader with a considered survey of our built environment.

Architectural Photography, 3rd Edition

Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing
Author: Adrian Schulz
Publisher: Rocky Nook, Inc.
ISBN: 1681980010
Category: Architectural photography
Page: 296
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Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it’s more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects, real estate firms, and interior designers are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work. But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in the digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than it does in a photograph? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more. Author Adrian Schulz—an architect and photographer by training—uses real-world projects to teach you how to: • Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out • Choose the right equipment and use it effectively • Compose architectural shots • Work with ambient and artificial light • Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop and other tools This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer who wants to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring. This third edition has been extensively revised and includes nearly 100 new images and illustrations. Updates include information on topics such as: - Photographic technology, including digital cameras, lens quality and construction, and large format cameras - Shooting techniques - The real life of a professional architectural photographer - Traveling - Analog to digital shooting - Stadium photography - Image Processing, including screenshots from the latest image-processing software such as Adobe Photoshop CC With this book, you’ll learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.

Architectural Photography


Author: Axel Hausberg,Anton Simons
Publisher: Dom Pub
ISBN: 9783869221946
Category: Architecture
Page: 287
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Professional architectural photography confronts architects and photographers with challenges, which this volume in the Construction and Design Manualseries deals with in detail. After an introduction to the history and the various areas in which architectural photography is used, the authors, themselves professionals working in the fields of building and documentation,address the technical and design-related aspects.They discuss the best equipment for the job as well as such vital issues as focal length, perspective, white balance, filters, HDR and digital post-processing on the computer. The practical section describes with clarity and precision just how the theory should be applied in practice.

Constructing Worlds

Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age
Author: Alona Pardo,Elias Redstone,David Campany
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: 9783791381152
Category: Photography
Page: 256
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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 not just to document the built world, but also to reveal wider truths about society. This book features chapters devoted to various 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 Depression; 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 consequences 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.

Architectural Photography

Composition, Capture, and Digital Image Processing
Author: Adrian Schulz
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457117800
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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Architectural photography is more than simply choosing a subject and pressing the shutter-release button; it's more than just documenting a project. An architectural photograph shows the form and appeal of a building far better than any other medium. With the advent of the digital photographic workflow, architects are discovering exciting new opportunities to present and market their work. But what are the ingredients for a successful architectural photograph? What equipment do you need? How can you improve your images in your digital darkroom? Why does a building look different in reality than in a photographic image? In this book you will find the answers to these questions and much more. Author Adrian Schulz-both an architect and a photographer by training-uses real-world projects to teach you how to: Capture outstanding images of buildings, inside and out Choose the right equipment and use it effectively Compose architectural shots Work with ambient and artificial light Process images in an efficient workflow based on Adobe Photoshop This book is a step-by-step guide to architectural photography for both the aspiring amateur photographer interested in architectural photography and the professional photographer wanting to expand his skills in this domain. Moreover, architects themselves will find this book motivating and inspiring. This second edition has been extensively revised and includes 80 new images and illustrations, as well as an expanded chapter on shooting interior spaces. Also included is an updated discussion of post-processing techniques and the latest technical developments in the world of photography. With this book, you will learn a variety of creative tips, tricks, and guidelines for making the perfect architectural image.

Professional Architectural Photography


Author: Michael G. Harris
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240516729
Category: Photography
Page: 198
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This is a must-have guide both for aspiring students and for established professionals who need to keep up to speed with the current impact of recent digital developments. In this highly visual, full colour text Michael Harris shares his professional secrets and demonstrates how to achieve top quality architectural images. Brief histories of both architecture and architectural photography lay the foundations for the technical applications that follow. This third edition provides increased coverage of the revolution in digital photography, which is forcing all photographers to review their practices. The pros and cons of these developments are assessed through a comparison of the film and digital mediums and the highly debated variances in their quality and cost. Michael Harris is a freelance photographer specializing in architectural and interior photography. His work covers a wide spectrum from industrial and commercial, to residential photography. He is author of 'Professional Interior Photography', also published by Focal Press. *Learn how to achieve top quality architectural images from a leading expert *Up-to-date advice on the pros and cons of digital photography in this field *Step by step guide to typical, profitable shooting sequences on assignment

Follow the Sun

A Field Guide to Architectural Photography in the Digital Age
Author: James Ewing
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317753070
Category: Photography
Page: 204
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Follow the Sun will guide you through all aspects of architectural photography, from the genre’s rich history to the exciting new approaches brought by the advent of the digital age. It explains how to use the powerful tools of digital photography while employing many of the skills and traditions of the established genre. Written to be accessible to professionals, amateurs, and students alike, this book will be useful for photographers exploring architecture as fine artists, on editorial assignments, or on commercial shoots. Key features include: • Example photographs and diagrams • Historical background of architectural photography • Advice on essential equipment • How to plan a shoot to your advantage • How to use tilt-shift lenses for architecture • Editing workflow and strategies • Interviews with architectural photographers Peter Aaron, Magda Biernat, Ty Cole, and Elizabeth Felicella.

The Story of Design

From the Paleolithic to the Present
Author: Charlotte Fiell,Peter Fiell
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 1580934706
Category: Design
Page: 512
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Encompassing the fields of architecture, graphics, industrial design, and interior design, this definitive account surveys design from the prehistoric era and the ancient world, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution and Modern Movement, to our own digital era. Design is the story of how all man-made things came into being; its history is as long as the history of humanity. A multidisciplinary approach to problem solving that has always uniquely reflected humankind's aspirations, needs, and desires, design has both shaped and mirrored the spirit of our times. The Story of Design is a multifaceted account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, introducing the styles, movements, theories, materials, processes, technologies, pioneers, and companies that have shaped every significant era of design. Contextualizing developments in design with regard to wider social, cultural, and political concerns, this is an indispensable overview of creative enterprise in the pursuit of more useful, more beautiful, more effective objects, tools, and products. Through authoritative text, careful analysis, and hundreds of exquisite illustrations leading authorities Charlotte and Peter Fiell uncover the real importance of this unique yet all-encompassing creative activity, and assess its crucial role in the future of society.

33 Artists in 3 Acts


Author: Sarah Thornton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245810
Category: Art
Page: 448
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This compelling narrative goes behind the scenes with the world’s most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art. The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells the story of the artists themselves—how they move through the world, command credibility, and create iconic works. 33 Artists in 3 Acts offers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists, from international superstars to unheralded art teachers. Sarah Thornton's beautifully paced, fly-on-the-wall narratives include visits with Ai Weiwei before and after his imprisonment and Jeff Koons as he woos new customers in London, Frankfurt, and Abu Dhabi. Thornton meets Yayoi Kusama in her studio around the corner from the Tokyo asylum that she calls home. She snoops in Cindy Sherman’s closet, hears about Andrea Fraser’s psychotherapist, and spends quality time with Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and their daughters Lena and Grace. Through these intimate scenes, 33 Artists in 3 Acts explores what it means to be a real artist in the real world. Divided into three cinematic "acts"—politics, kinship, and craft—it investigates artists' psyches, personas, politics, and social networks. Witnessing their crises and triumphs, Thornton turns a wry, analytical eye on their different answers to the question "What is an artist?" 33 Artists in 3 Acts reveals the habits and attributes of successful artists, offering insight into the way these driven and inventive people play their game. In a time when more and more artists oversee the production of their work, rather than make it themselves, Thornton shows how an artist’s radical vision and personal confidence can create audiences for their work, and examines the elevated role that artists occupy as essential figures in our culture.

Camera Constructs

Photography, Architecture and the Modern City
Author: Andrew Higgott,Timothy Wray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351953508
Category: Architecture
Page: 380
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Photography and architecture have a uniquely powerful resonance - architectural form provides the camera with the subject for some of its most compelling imagery, while photography profoundly influences how architecture is represented, imagined and produced. Camera Constructs is the first book to reflect critically on the varied interactions of the different practices by which photographers, artists, architects, theorists and historians engage with the relationship of the camera to architecture, the city and the evolution of Modernism. The title thus on the one hand opposes the medium of photography and the materiality of construction - but on the other can be read as saying that the camera invariably constructs what it depicts: the photograph is not a simple representation of an external reality, but constructs its own meanings and reconstructs its subjects. Twenty-three essays by a wide range of historians and theorists are grouped under the themes of ’Modernism and the Published Photograph’, ’Architecture and the City Re-imagined’, ’Interpretative Constructs’ and ’Photography in Design Practices.’ They are preceded by an Introduction that comprehensively outlines the subject and elaborates on the diverse historical and theoretical contexts of the authors’ approaches. Camera Constructs provides a rich and highly original analysis of the relationship of photography to built form from the early modern period to the present day.

The Architecture of Neoliberalism

How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance
Author: Douglas Spencer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472581539
Category: Architecture
Page: 232
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The Architecture of Neoliberalism pursues an uncompromising critique of the neoliberal turn in contemporary architecture. This book reveals how a self-styled parametric and post-critical architecture serves mechanisms of control and compliance while promoting itself, at the same time, as progressive. Spencer's incisive analysis of the architecture and writings of figures such as Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher, Rem Koolhaas, and Greg Lynn shows them to be in thrall to the same notions of liberty as are propounded in neoliberal thought. Analysing architectural projects in the fields of education, consumption and labour, The Architecture of Neoliberalism examines the part played by contemporary architecture in refashioning human subjects into the compliant figures - student-entrepreneurs, citizen-consumers and team-workers - requisite to the universal implementation of a form of existence devoted to market imperatives.

Archizines


Author: Elias Redstone
Publisher: London
ISBN: 9781907414206
Category: Architecture
Page: 152
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Elias Redstone's compact introduction to the world of independent architectural publishing is an indispensable guide for any architecture enthusiast or bibliophile, or indeed anyone interested in the survival of independent print publishing. As well as an entry on each of the magazines collected as part of Redstone's Archizines project (which started with an online archive, expanding to an exhibition, this book and soon to be completed the the donation of the entire collection of publications to the National Art Library at the V&A), Redstone and a selection of Archizines editors, such as Pedro Gedanho and Mimi Zeigar, give a range of insights into the world of architecture and publishing discourse through a series of short essays.

Framed Spaces

Photography and Memory in Contemporary Installation Art
Author: Monica E. McTighe
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611682517
Category: Photography
Page: 254
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While earlier theorists held up "experience" as the defining character of installation art, few people have had the opportunity to walk through celebrated installation pieces from the past. Instead, installation art of the past is known through archival photographs that limit, define, and frame the experience of the viewer. Monica E. McTighe argues that the rise of photographic-based theories of perception and experience, coupled with the inherent closeness of installation art to the field of photography, had a profound impact on the very nature of installation art, leading to a flood of photography- and film-based installations. With its close readings of specific works, Framed Spaces will appeal to art historians and theorists across a broad spectrum of the visual arts.

A Clearing in the Woods

Creating Contemporary Gardens
Author: Roger Foley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781580932455
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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Showcases 25 distinguished American gardens in a variety of environments, in a lavishly photographed volume that features the work of such designers as Raymond Jungles, Edwina von Gal and Reed Hilderbrand.

Photographing architecture and interiors


Author: Julius Shulman
Publisher: Balcony Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 154
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Julius Shulman's long career photographing great architectural works with depth, passion, drama, and an instinct for the architect's intentions has ensured his present status as one of the world's preeminent architectural photographers. His eloquent photos interpreting the structures of Richard Neutra and other early modernists helped the viewing public to understand these revolutionary buildings, and brought prominence to modernist practitioners who might otherwise have been considered eccentric. Frank Lloyd Wright once said that no better photos had ever been taken of Taliesin West than those by Shulman. "Photographing Architecture and Interiors," published in 1962, is Shulman's first book, and he still considers it to be his most genuine reflection on the profession and on his own artistic philosophy. This title is an exact reprint of that now-classic publication. All of Shulman's famous photographs have here been reproduced from original prints, giving the images a crispness and luminosity not seen even in the 1962 edition. The introduction by Richard Neutra, perhaps Shulman's most important client and avid supporter, has been preserved; also included is a new foreword by Shulman himself.

Photographing Buildings


Author: David Wilson
Publisher: Rotovision
ISBN: 9782880465155
Category: Photography
Page: 137
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Aimed at both amateurs and professionals, this dazzling guide includes a fantastic selection of work by some of the world's best photographers of architecture and shows how to achieve their same dramatic results. 145 illustrations, 120 in color.

Modern Architecture


Author: William Saunders
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810938168
Category: Photography
Page: 216
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Ezra Stoller's photographs of architecture are among the great treasures of the last half century of photography. Here, more than 375 of his best pictures, chosen by the photographer himself along with author William S. Saunders, document a glorious episode in American architecture and offer a major contribution to the history of photography. Paul Goldberger, former architecture critic of The New York Times, described Stoller as "perhaps the most celebrated architectural photographer of the 20th century." Stoller recorded the best works of modernism -- by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier, among numerous others -- and captured the spirit in which they were built. As Saunders describes in his eloquent essay, Stoller's photographs recover the excitement and vitality of the now embattled modernist tradition.

Image Building

How Photography Transforms Architecture
Author: Therese Lichtenstein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791357294
Category:
Page: 144
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This generously illustrated examination of architectural photography from the 1930s to the present shows how the medium has helped shape familiar views of iconic buildings. Photography has both manipulated and bolstered our appreciation of modern architecture. With beautiful photographs of private and public buildings by Julius Shulman, Candida H�fer, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and others, this book examines the central and active role that photography plays in defining and perpetuating the iconic nature of buildings and places. This volume shows how different photographers represent the same building, offers commentaries on the "American dream," and explores changes in commercial architectural photography. Placing decades-old images alongside modern ones, Image Building depicts the idea of the comfortable middle-class home and the construction of suburbia as an ironic ideal. It presents the ways that public spaces such as libraries, museums, theaters, and office buildings are experienced differently as photographers highlight the social, cultural, psychological, and aesthetic conditions to reveal the layered meanings of place and identity. Looking at how photography shapes and frames our understanding of architecture, this volume offers thought-provoking points of view through an exploration of social and cultural issues. Published in association with the Parrish Art Museum

The Course of Landscape Architecture

A History of Our Designs on the Natural World, from Prehistory to the Present
Author: Christophe Girot,Philip Ursprung
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500342978
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
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In many ways the history of civilization is a history of our relationship with nature and landscape. Christophe Girot chronicles this intimate connection, drawing on all aspects of mankind's creativity and ingenuity, and bringing together the key stories that have shaped our manmade landscapes. Starting from the need to clear land for cultivation and to enclose space for protection - the forest clearing and the walled garden - there emerges a vital and multifaceted narrative that describes our cultural relationship to, and dependence on, the landscape, right up to the present day. Organized chronologically, each chapter includes a thematic essay that ties together the central developments and a case study illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and meticulously detailed 3D re-creations showing the featured site in its original context.