Camera Constructs

Photography, Architecture and the Modern City

Author: Andrew Higgott,Timothy Wray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351953508

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 1375


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.

Visioning Technologies

The Architectures of Sight

Author: Graham Cairns

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317001397

Category: Architecture

Page: 234

View: 4665


Visioning Technologies brings together a collection of texts from leading theorists to examine how architecture has been, and is, reframed and restructured by the visual and theoretical frameworks introduced by different ‘technologies of sight’ – understood to include orthographic projection, perspective drawing, telescopic devices, photography, film and computer visualization, amongst others. Each chapter deals with its own area and historical period of expertise, organized sequentially to mark out and analyse the historical evolution of how architecture has been transformed by technologically induced shifts in human perception from the 15th century until today. This book underlines the way in which architectural forms and design processes have developed historically in conjunction with the systems of sight we manufacture technologically and suggests this continues today. Paradoxically, it is premised on the argument that these technological systems tend, in their initial formulations, to obtain ever greater realism in our visualizations of the physical world.

MoMoWo. Women designers, craftswomen, architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945

Author: Marjan Groot,Helena Seražin,Emilia Maria Garda,Caterina Franchini

Publisher: Založba ZRC

ISBN: 9610500331


Page: 446

View: 7622


Knjiga vsebuje šest poglavij, ki z različnih vidikov predstavljajo dosežke evropskih ustvarjalk – pionirk na področju arhitekture, gradbeništva, notranjega in industrijskega oblikovanja ter umetne obrti, ki so ustvarjale v obdobju od 1918 do 1945. Poglavje Crossing Geographies obravnava pomen migrantk in migracij za globalno širjenje modernizma in pojava avantgardnih umetnostnih gibanj; Pioneers and Organisations predstavlja nekatere pionirke in njihovo vključevanje v stanovske organizacije; The Home govori o položaju žensk med obema vojnama in načinih, kako so skušale preseči družbene omejitve preko notranjega oblikovanja; Representation je posvečen zastopanosti in obravnavi ustvarjalk v publicistiki; Cases from Ireland to Finland prinaša primere uveljavitve ustvarjalk v izrazito moških poklicih; Examining Drawings as Practices of Architectural Design pa z novimi metodološkimi pristopi prinaša vpogled v arhitekturne projekte žensk. Osnova knjige so prispevki, predstavljeni na prvi mednarodni MoMoWo konferenci septembra 2015 na Univerzi v Leidnu, njen namen pa je strokovni in širši javnosti predstaviti pomemben del »anonimne« in zamolčane evropske kulturne dediščine.

The Urban Spectator

American Concept Cities from Kodak to Google

Author: Eric Gordon

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584658037

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 7959


How conceptions of the American city changed in response to new media technologies

Architecture, Back to Life

Proceeding of the 79th Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Author: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Meeting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: 318

View: 9879



Palm Springs

Author: Roger C. Palmer

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738589138

Category: History

Page: 95

View: 2952


Comparing our present to our past is how we understand our history. Arcadias Then & Now series makes such local comparisons available. Books in this series offer a special view of American life by placing historical images side by side with contemporary photographs.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 5931


Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, dissertations, and exhibition reviews. The scope of ARTbibliographies Modern extends from artists and movements beginning with Impressionism in the late 19th century, up to the most recent works and trends in the late 20th century. Photography is covered from its invention in 1839 to the present. A particular emphasis is placed upon adding new and lesser-known artists and on the coverage of foreign-language literature. Approximately 13,000 new entries are added each year. Published with title LOMA from 1969-1971.

The Black Swan of Trespass

The Emergence of Modernist Painting in Australia to 1944

Author: Humphrey McQueen

Publisher: Sydney : Alternative Publishing


Category: Art and society

Page: 178

View: 6696


Proof copy of book published by Alternative Publishing Cooperative, 1979. Pages 3, 11-31 omitted from manuscript.