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Building With Light: An International History of Architectural Photography 
 
  
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Hardcover 
240 pages 
Unknown Publisher - Being Researched 
Published 2004 
  
About the Author 
  
Robert Elwall is Photographs Curator of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London.  
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
Ever since the invention of the medium, photography has enjoyed a close and mutually stimulating relationship with architecture, underlined by the description of photography as "building with light". This book explores the development of architectural photography and some of its key themes. Among these are the way architectural photography initially relied on pre-photographic modes of architectural rendering; the gradual emergence of a specific aesthetic of architectural photography and the growth of specialist firms documenting the nineteenth-century building boom; the influence of photography during this period on both architectural practice and history; the impact of the invention of half-tone reproduction; the influence of the 'New Photography' during the inter-war years and the significance of this period in establishing the camera as the undisputed mediator of architecture; the role of photography in the spread of Modernism; the impact of colour photography during the 1970s and 1980s; and today's digital revolution. Authoritatively written by a world-renowned expert, and with fascinating and stunning images drawn from collections throughout the world, this book will appeal to architects and photography enthusiasts everywhere.
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
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