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SHOOTING SPACE. Architecture in Contemporary Photography | Elias Redstone | 9780714867427

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SHOOTING SPACE

Architecture in Contemporary Photography

Auteur:Elias Redstone

Uitgever:PHAIDON

ISBN: 978-0-7148-6742-7

  • Hardcover
  • Engels
  • 240 pagina's
  • 19 sep. 2014

The book 'SHOOTING SPACE. Architecture in Contemporary Photography' covers a diverse range of subjects and themes across the built environment. Presenting the work of leading contemporary architects (from Rem Koolhaas to Zaha Zadid), intense urbanisation and evolving natural landscapes by international photographers as diverse as Helene Binet, Thomas Struth and Richard Wentworth.

Photography has always played a vital role in how architecture is communicated. For most of us, it is how we experience the most exceptional, arresting, unreachable, beautiful or ephemeral works we cannot visit in person. With immediate distribution and consumption of imagery now so readily available, photography and architecture together are more important than ever before.

Single photographers are increasingly working closely and even exclusively with particular architects, allying their work with the design process itself. Some photographers are using new technologies to create visions of new architectures and imagined futures and others seek change through journalistic and social documentation.

The book 'SHOOTING SPACE. Architecture in Contemporary Photography' covers a diverse range of subjects and themes across the built environment. Presenting the work of leading contemporary architects (from Rem Koolhaas to Zaha Zadid), intense urbanisation and evolving natural landscapes by international photographers as diverse as Helene Binet, Thomas Struth and Richard Wentworth.

Photography has always played a vital role in how architecture is communicated. For most of us, it is how we experience the most exceptional, arresting, unreachable, beautiful or ephemeral works we cannot visit in person. With immediate distribution and consumption of imagery now so readily available, photography and architecture together are more important than ever before.

Single photographers are increasingly working closely and even exclusively with particular architects, allying their work with the design process itself. Some photographers are using new technologies to create visions of new architectures and imagined futures and others seek change through journalistic and social documentation.

Presenting the most extraordinary work of contemporary architectural photography, 'SHOOTING SPACE. Architecture in Contemporary Photography' provides not only a quick and engaging display of beautiful photography but more careful examination will reward the reader with a timely survey of our built environment.


Elias Redstone is an independent architecture curator and writer based in Paris and London. He holds an MSc in City Design & Social Science from the London School of Economics and specializes in contemporary architecture and architectural photography through curatorial practice, research, publishing and consulting. Elias is the Editor-in-Chief of the London Architecture Diary and has worked with The New York Times, Arena Homme Plus and GQ Style. He received a D&AD Global Design Award in 2006 and a Winston Churchill Fellowship in 2008. Elias exhibited in the British Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and curated Poland’s national pavilion at the Biennale in 2010. He was previously a curator at the London Festival of Architecture and the Senior Curator at The Architecture Foundation. He curated the exhibition 'Lesser Known Architecture' at the Design Museum in 2013 and the exhibition 'Archizines', which has toured to over 25 locations.

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