The idea of the Hermit Kingdom as one great prison Simon Norfolk s incriminating depiction of Afghan ruins exposes the true cost of criminal capitalism The honeyed light only briefly detracts from the extent of the devastation at the hands of various murderous Russian American and British regimes have inflicted stretching back centuries Guy Tillim s crumbling apartment buildings in Beira in Mozambiue 2007 present uite an extraordinary juxtaposition against the tropical background which looks eager to reclaim its land and Kander s images of China s accelerated progress speak like smeared moody landscapes tinged with loss and regretAs this "Book Beautifully Demonstrates The Marriage Between Architecture And Photography Is "beautifully demonstrates the marriage between architecture and photography is only a vital one but an incredibly inventive and fruitful one which benefits all concerned This is an absolute treat of a collection and I would recommend to anyone with the slightest interest in architecture or photography. On; the rise of the modernist tradition in America post colonial Africa and India; the effects of industry on 1960s Europe; the increasing suburbanization of America and Europe; and the conseuences of today's mass urbanization in Asia the Middle East and South America Far reaching and penetrating this volume reflects on the ongoing dialogue between photography and architecture. .
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S shots of post war American houses that he did For Aspirational Lifestyle Magazines Has A Chilling Uality That You aspirational lifestyle magazines has a chilling uality that you normally associate with a sci fi dystopia Then there are Lucien Herve s crisp sharp images of Le Corbusier s work the High Court of Justice in Chandigarh from 1955 which give the building an appearance somewhere between a giant s workshop and a derelict warehouseEd Ruscha s aerial shots of LA parking lots which are so bewildering that they could easily be segments from an open cast mine Then we have Bernd and Hilla Becher s stark brutalist monolithic water towers which almost look primed for take off Many of Stephen Shore s sun soaked shots of cities in the us resemble scenes from cities in the US resemble scenes from forgotten 70s80s daytime soap operaThomas Struth s streetscapes possess an eerie stillness his shot of Buskoe Dong in Pyongyang from 2007 is a ghastly concrete nightmare which takes the idea of brutalism to a terrifying extreme and really feeds into. Ious artists among them Berenice Abbott Walker Evans Ed Ruscha Bernd and Hilla Becher Andreas Gursky and Iwan Baan and includes 220 color and duotone images Each chapter opens with a text introducing the artists' work followed by reproductions of their photographs Arranged chronologically the book documents the birth of the skyscraper against the backdrop of the Great Depressi. .