It's no secret that we here at Archinect have long been great admirers of Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan. It goes without saying that we were very excited to meet the man personally when he stopped by in Los Angeles this week. In front of a small group of invited guests at Hollywood's...
Toward the end of 1953, Willy Rizzo took a series of portraits of the architect Le Corbusier, three of which were published in the magazine Paris Match. Much of Rizzo’s work was done in medium-format color. These photographs have not been published since. — LJP
We are most familiar with iconic b&w photographs of Le Corbusier. Le Journal de la Photographie re-publishes beautiful color photographs by the artist Willy Rizzo shot in 1953 and three of which were published in the magazine Paris Match at the time. These photographs shed...
“The image was a publicity effort by the Rockefeller Centre,” Corbis’s chief historian Ken Johnston told the Independent. “It seems pretty clear they were real workers, but the event was organised with a number of photographers.” — blogs.artinfo.com
If you're in Portland, Oregon these days, don't miss to check out the exhibition BEIJING by visual artist Aaron Yassin, currently on view at Chambers@916.
BEIJING, Yassin's latest project, is a series of dynamic and mesmerizing architectural photographic composites built from images of iconic buildings in Beijing, spanning hundreds of years, from the Temple of Heaven to the Bird’s Nest Stadium. — bustler.net
In 1954, a young Hungarian went to work with Eero Saarinen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. As his then colleague, Cesar Pelli, describes him: “[He] was a small sensation: he had a fur-trimmed coat, a homburg, and a Van Dyke beard.”... He had been a distinguished architectural student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, and a draftsman under Le Corbusier... he was quickly tapped as the in-house photographer, creating pictures that became indelible symbols of the Mad Men age of Modernism. — fastcodesign.com
From the eroded optimism of the heroic building-monuments in east-Europe, to the monochromatic banality of housing developments in the Canary Islands, the photographs of Simona Rota appear to be talking to us about the aspirations and shortcomings of architecture in both its megalomaniac and its...
Outside of Paris lies a “Truman Show like über-replica of a French village from the last century, which seems to have sprung up overnight.” — fastcodesign.com
You'll also notice a bit of color coding on the maps. Apparently, Fischer was able to guess that the picture taker's mode of transportation--presumably using the time stamps and distance traveled between a user's pictures. He then created a color code: Black is walking (less than 7mph), Red is bicycling or equivalent speed (less than 19mph), Blue is motor vehicles on normal roads (less than 43mph); Green is freeways or rapid transit. — fastcompany.com
Veteran photographer Madan Mahatta took shots of some of the prominent buildings that defined the landscape of Delhi from the 1950s to the 1980s, as the city was embracing Modernist architecture. An exhibition of his work is on at the Photoink gallery in New Delhi till June 21, 2012. — india.blogs.nytimes.com
The architect on the new gallery is the L.A.-based firm wHY Architecture, founded by Kulapat Yantrasast, who worked with Tadao Ando for 15 years, and designed the L.A. branch of New York gallery L&M Arts, in Venice Beach. The firm, Mr. Rubenstein says, was recommended to him by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeffrey Deitch, a New York transplant himself. — galleristny.com
Stoll’s images capture vast and mind-meltingly valuable landscapes that are hidden in plain sight, housed in unassuming warehouses and suburban data centers all over the world. — fastcodesign.com
Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet.
The city's Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database.
Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings. — dailymail.co.uk
Chicago Past collects large photos of historic Chicago. — chicagopast.tumblr.com
Emily Bills, director of the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University and co-curator of the exhibit, said the goal was to show how Guerrero, built a career in parallel to photographers such as Shulman but with less fame. — L.A. Times
Los Angeles Times interviews Curator / Historian Emily Bills on photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who is known as Frank Lloyd Wright's photographer. Exhibition and the talk by the artist are not to be missed. The exhibit runs April 5 to 25 at Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery...
Drive-ins symbolize the romance of the open road, of Hollywood movies, and for many, memories of romance itself. I’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. — kickstarter.com
Help support Carl Weese photo-document the iconic drive-in movie theaters before they are wiped off the American landscape. Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit Kickstarter.com/Archinect.
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