Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

by Claire Zimmerman


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Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century by Claire Zimmerman

Claire Zimmerman reveals how photography profoundly influenced architectural design in the past century, playing an instrumental role in the evolution of modern architecture. This richly illustrated work shows, for the first time, how new ideas and new buildings arose from the interplay of photography and architecture—transforming how we see the world and how we act on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816683352
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 825,219
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Claire Zimmerman is associate professor of architectural history at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Mies van der Rohe, 1886–1969: The Structure of Space and coeditor of Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond.

Table of Contents



Introduction. Beyond Visibility: Modern Architecture in the Photographic Image

I. Architecture after Photography
1. Bildarchitekturen: Architectural Surface, circa 1914
2. Photography into Building: Mies in Barcelona
3. Architectural Abstraction: The Tugendhat Photographs

II. Architects and Architectural Photographs
4. Type-Photo: Architectural Photography in Germany
5. Aura Deferred: Bauhausbauten Dessau
6. The Future in the Present: Erscheinungsform and “The Dwelling,” 1927

III. Imageability
7. Promise and Threat: American Photographs in Postwar Germany
8. The Photographic Architecture of Hunstanton School
9. From Photographic Surface to Image Object: James Stirling’s Postmodernism

Conclusion: Surface Divides


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