Photography and Architecture
More than 300 of the world's most important architectural photographs in a magnificent book.
1st edition, 2013
Text English and German
440 pages, 156 color and 157 b/w illustrations
21 x 28 cm
In cooperation with Fotomuseum Winterthur
Architecture has always been a magnificent and much debated platform to express the spirit of the times, worldviews, everyday life, and aesthetics. It is a daring materialization of private and public visions, of applied art and the avant-garde alike. Concrete – Photography and Architecture presents images of iconic urban architectures and townscapes that refelct the close and complex union between photography and architecture, between architect and photographer. Starting from the 19th century, when photography was invented, the book picks up positions, juxtapositions, and thematic fields that bring together the concrete, fundamental, and the historic. Besides of everyday architecture and glamorous buildings, it looks also at structural horizontal and vertical axes; houses and homes; utopias, plans and reality; the captivating transience of architecture against the test of time; and destruction both natural and intentional.
The book is published to coincide with the exhibition Concrete – Photography and Architecture at Fotomuseum Winterthur.
Essays by Jochen Becker, Johannes Binotto, Verena Huber Nievergelt, Michael Jakob, Nicoletta Leonardi, Lorenzo Rocha, Caspar Schärer, Aveek Sen, Urs Stahel, and a discussion with Annette Gigon and Armin Linke.
Winner of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2013.
Designed by Marc Kappeler.