The Eiffel Tower. The Leaning Tower of Pisa. Fallingwater. How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them? In There But Not, artist Jose D vila has physically cut out, from photographs, over 100 of the world's most famous and beloved buildings and structures. Following in the footsteps of his appropriationist forbears from the 1970s and 80s such as renowned artists Sherrie Levine and Richard Prince, and staking a claim for the hand-produced in today's digital world, Davila takes prosaic architecture so well-known it's largely taken for granted, and reformats it with a renewed appreciation occurring as a result. Long interested in the relationship between built space and physical place, D vila saw that by focusing on the silhouette of recognizable architectural icons in unrealistic proportion to their immediate environment, their grandeur was heightened beyond their inherent allure. By cutting the images out by hand, he stays connected to the idea of physically manipulating space-just as architecture itself does. There is no better way to see how a piece of architecture fits in with its surroundings than to observe its pure white silhouette-the effect allows for a whole new, enlightening experience. A new appreciation for architectural form and creative genius develops when the viewer is confronted with the blank space where a building used to be, but now, on the page, is not. Featuring ancient marvels and contemporary gems, the conspicuously absent work of Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Zaha Hadid, Frank Lloyd Wright, Santiago Calatrava, Anish Kapoor, and many more provides for a delightfully unique trip around the world for architecture and design lovers -- Google Books.