Hiroshi Sugimoto: Architecture

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Known for his long-exposure photographic series of empty movie theaters and drive-ins, seascapes, museum dioramas, and waxworks, Hiroshi Sugimoto has been turning his camera on international icons of twentieth-century architecture since 1997. His deliberately blurred and seemingly timeless photographs depict structures as diverse as the Empire State Building, Le Corbusier's Chapel de Nütre Dame du Haut, and Tadao Ando's Church of Light in Osaka. The resulting black-and-white photographs, shot distinctly out of ...

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Chicago 2003 Hard Cover Fine in Near Fine jacket 2003. Hardcover Catalog published for the 22 February-1 June 2003 exhibition of Hiroshi Sugimoto photographs at Chicago's ... Museum of Contemporary Art. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. Fresh, totally unmarked and tightly bound in beautiful pearl-white silk covered hardcover, title blind stamped on spine. Unusual jacket is reverse printed on a translucent light weight material. Pages and cover are pristine. There is slight waviness to the front panel of the jacket, otherwise jacket is fine-no scuffs, tears, chips or creases. Robert Fitzpatrick's Foreword is followed by three essays, the plates section (63 beautifully printed reproductions of Hiroshi Sugimoto dreamily out-of-focus architecturally based images), a Biography and Bibliography, Index of the plates. 11-1/4 x 12-1/4"; 166 pages. Read more Show Less

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Known for his long-exposure photographic series of empty movie theaters and drive-ins, seascapes, museum dioramas, and waxworks, Hiroshi Sugimoto has been turning his camera on international icons of twentieth-century architecture since 1997. His deliberately blurred and seemingly timeless photographs depict structures as diverse as the Empire State Building, Le Corbusier's Chapel de Nütre Dame du Haut, and Tadao Ando's Church of Light in Osaka. The resulting black-and-white photographs, shot distinctly out of focus and from unusual angles, are not attempts at documentation but rather evocation—meant to isolate the buildings from their contexts, allowing them to exist as dreamlike, uninhabited ideals. Among the other buildings represented in the series are Philippe Starck's Asahi Breweries, Fumihiko Maki's Fujisawa Municipal Gymnasium, the United Nations Building, the Chrysler Building, Giuseppi Terragni's Santelia Monument Como, the World Trade Center, Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building, Antonio Gaud''s Casa Batll* II, the 1922 Schindler House, and buildings by Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others in Europe, North America and Asia.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781891024542
  • Publisher: D.A.P./Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 12.20 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in Tokyo in 1948. He studied photography at the Center College of Design in Los Angeles before moving to New York in the 70s. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Berkeley Art Museum, California; the 10th Biennial of Sydney, Australia; capc MusEe de l'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; the Carnegie International, Pittsburgh; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Francesco Bonami is a curator, writer and critic. He is also the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

"Marco de Michelis is a Professor of the history of architecture at the Bauhaus University in Wermar Germany and a scholar at the Getty Center for the History of Arts in Santa Monica, California. He has published extensively about contemporary architecture and his prior books include Luis Barragan (Skira, 2000) and Bauhaus 1919-1933 (Mazzotta, 1996)."

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Table of Contents

Foreword 6
My Dear Sugimoto 8
The Veiled Glance of the Memory 12
The Dissolving World 16
Plates 23
Biography and Bibliography 151
Index 164
Acknowledgments 166
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