Julius Shulman took this iconic shot of the house on the warm evening of May 9, The two young women seen chatting, Cynthia Tindle and Ann Lightbody, were not the owners but students whom Shulman recruited to be models. Many of the owners received cost breaks on building materials in exchange for allowing photos to run in the magazine. They were also required to open their doors to the public for a month. Read the full story on growing up in Case Study House No. Back to L.
The History of Architectural Photography Told In 16 Stunning Images
We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. Within the broad spectrum of photographic production throughout history, architecture has frequently played a leading role on the records, be it from the perspective of photography as an art, document or, as it was often the case, an instrument for cultural construction. Having great autonomy as a practice and of particular debate inside this theme, architectural photography has the ability to reaffirm a series of expressive features of the portrayed works, create tension in their relation to the surroundings, and propose specific or generic readings of buildings, among other investigative possibilities. World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19th, therefore, we have gathered examples of significant productions within the field of photography that deal with the theme of architecture, separated, as it were, in three moments or approaches: urban photography, from the end of the 19 th century to the first half of the 20 th century; modern photography, highlighting the relationship between influential architects and the photographers who recorded their modern works; and architecture within fine art photography, with examples of well inserted productions in the artistic field, but whose themes are found in architecture and the built environment. Despite this, it is undeniable that this type of urban scene always reveals the characteristics of its historical context, which are of great service to the understanding about what was the built product of the time. This line of work deals with an object that is, par excellence, the work material of architects: the city.