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Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century
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Claire Zimmerman reveals how photography profoundly influenced architectural design in the past century, playing an instrumental role in the evolution of modern architecture. This richly illustrated work shows, for the first time, how new ideas and new buildings arose from the interplay of photography and architecture-transforming how we see the world and how we act on it.
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Table of Contents

Contents Preface Acknowledgments Introduction. Beyond Visibility: Modern Architecture in the Photographic Image I. Architecture after Photography 1. Bildarchitekturen: Architectural Surface, circa 1914 2. Photography into Building: Mies in Barcelona 3. Architectural Abstraction: The Tugendhat Photographs II. Architects and Architectural Photographs 4. Type-Photo: Architectural Photography in Germany 5. Aura Deferred: Bauhausbauten Dessau 6. The Future in the Present: Erscheinungsform and "The Dwelling," 1927 III. Imageability 7. Promise and Threat: American Photographs in Postwar Germany 8. The Photographic Architecture of Hunstanton School 9. From Photographic Surface to Image Object: James Stirling's Postmodernism Conclusion: Surface Divides Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Claire Zimmerman is associate professor of architectural history at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Mies van der Rohe, 1886-1969: The Structure of Space and coeditor of Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond.

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"Claire Zimmerman argues that not only did photography become in the twentieth century the principal way through which architecture was made known, but that at the same time photography brought about a shift in the aesthetics of architecture. This is an original and deeply-considered book that sets out a number of new ideas about modern architecture and its relationship to photography." Adrian Forty, University College London " "This book is a wonderful, deeply researched, occasionally irreverent contribution to the English-language scholarship on modern architecture in Germany, with networks extending to the United States and England. An essential demonstration of the complex role(s) played by photography in the development of modern architecture in general that readily translates to other contexts, it will no doubt become a key reference in a scholarly milieu increasingly concerned with the interaction of architecture and media." --Reinhold Martin, Columbia University "Claire Zimmerman argues that not only did photography become in the twentieth century the principal way through which architecture was made known, but that at the same time photography brought about a shift in the aesthetics of architecture. This is an original and deeply-considered book that sets out a number of new ideas about modern architecture and its relationship to photography." --Adrian Forty, University College London "A serious and provocative work that brings a new approach to an interdisciplinary topic of increasing interest: the relationship between media and architecture."--ARLIS/NA "An indispensable repository of scholarly understanding of modernism in architecture, its photography, and the intricacies of their mutual relationship."--CHOICE "An evocative narration, constructed from a series of representative case studies emerging or unstable moments in the recent history of architecture."--Arquilecturas "Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century is a delightful tour de force that examines the interdisciplinary relationship between photography and architecture."--Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review "A serious and provocative work that brings a new approach to an interdisciplinary topic of increasing interest: the relationship between media and architecture." "ARLIS/NA" "An indispensable repository of scholarly understanding of modernism in architecture, its photography, and the intricacies of their mutual relationship." "CHOICE" "An evocative narration, constructed from a series of representative case studies emerging or unstable moments in the recent history of architecture." "Arquilecturas" ""Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century" is a delightful tour de force that examines the interdisciplinary relationship between photography and architecture." "Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review""

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