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Architecture in photographs

Author: Gordon Baldwin; J. Paul Getty Museum,
Publisher: Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the invention of photography in 1839, architecture was second only to portraiture as the most favored subject for the camera. The fact that buildings were immobile was advantageous for the long exposures needed in the early days, but architectural images were popular for other reasons: they documented dynastic, civic, and religious achievements; educated architects about construction and decorative details; and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Baldwin; J. Paul Getty Museum,
ISBN: 9781606061527 1606061526
OCLC Number: 828056110
Notes: "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition In focus: architecture, on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, from October 15, 2013, to March 2, 2014"--ECIP data view.
Description: 111 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: In focus, architecture.
Responsibility: Gordon Baldwin.

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Highlights images of architecture from Greek temples to Gothic cathedrals to modern-day skyscrapers. This title spans the history of the medium and includes works in a variety of photographic  Read more...

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"["Architecture in Photography"] offers a fascinating commentary on the evolution of the medium and the speed of its growth. . . . Here is the Temple of Dendur on its original site . . . and the Read more...

 
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