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The Life and Death of Buildings: On Photography and Time

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Buildings inhabit and symbolize time, giving form to history and making public space an index of the past. Photographs are made of time; they are literally projections of past states of their subjects. This visually striking meditation on architecture in photography explores the intersection between these two ways of embodying the past. Photographs of buildings, Joel Smith ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by Princeton University Art Museum (first published July 31st 2011)
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Joe
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
A perfectly nice book to breeze through, and there were 2-3 photos I hadn't seen before that knocked my socks off. However, I am typically against this wide-ranging hodgepodge style of curation. The theme of buildings in photography is much too broad, and the essay borders on trite at times.
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