Constructing Worlds : Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age is a global exploration of 20th and 21st century architecture. Beginning with the birth of the skyscraper in New York City, seguing through the beginnings of modern America, post-colonial Africa and India; industrialised 1960s Europe; the increasing suburbanisation of the First World and the frenetic urbanisation of the new economic powers of Asia, the Middle East and South America.

Architecture has long been a subject matter for photographers, who utilise the medium not just to document the built world, but also to reveal wider truths about society. This far-reaching and penetrating publication reflects on the continuing dialogue between photography and architecture, through the work of eighteen influential and genre defining artists.

Berenice Abbott
Iwan Baan
Bernd and Hila Becher
Helene Binet
Walker Evans
Luigi Ghirri
Andreas Gursky
Lucien Herve
Luisa Lambri
Simon Norfolk
Bas Princen
Ed Ruscha
Stephen |Shore
Julius Shulman
Thomas Struth
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Guy Tillim

Hard back
268 pages
ISBN 978-3-7913-6207-6
Published with Prestel

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