Archinect - News 2016-09-28T23:34:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149952038/vernacular-architectural-photographer-john-margolies-has-died Vernacular architectural photographer John Margolies has died Julia Ingalls 2016-06-16T13:10:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T13:10:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7q/7q093l7rqjtzmg4z.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Margolies, who died on May 26, at 76, was considered the country&rsquo;s foremost photographer of vernacular architecture &mdash; the coffee shops shaped like coffeepots; the gas station shaped like a teapot (the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Wash.); and the motels shaped like all manner of things, from wigwams to zeppelins to railroad cars &mdash; that once stood as proud totems along America&rsquo;s blue highways.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memoriam, here are a few of Margolies' idiosyncratic finds, many of which were compiled into the 2010 book "John Margolies: Roadside America":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h2/h2rbovwqm6q5anu3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c9/c9sl7i4l7xxgvomn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1aoxamwefrbwrsy4.jpg"></p><p>Other architectural photographers who are still doing their signature thing:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141904862/photographer-captures-the-beauty-of-beirut-s-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the beauty of Beirut's architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">B&ecirc;ka &amp; Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer captures the changing face of Shanghai</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/42925488/kickstart-the-american-drive-in-movie-theater Kickstart: The American Drive-in Movie Theater Archinect 2012-03-27T19:27:00-04:00 >2012-06-17T01:53:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/33/33b2319f775f5532bdea076145462b9b.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Drive-ins symbolize the romance of the open road, of Hollywood movies, and for many, memories of romance itself. I&rsquo;ve been making photographs of drive-in theaters for more than a decade now. Every theater is unique, but there are repeating visual themes like the giant white rectangle of the screen, that relate to and resonate with the enormously varied American landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Help support Carl Weese photo-document the iconic drive-in movie theaters before they are wiped off the American landscape.</p> <p> Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit <a href="http://Kickstarter.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter.com/Archinect</a>.</p>