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Architecture In Photographs

by Gordon Baldwin
J Paul Getty Museum Pubns

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 110 pp.
Size: 7.50 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9781606061527
TB Code: 1909123
Availability: 656 in stock

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 whetted curiosity about distant lands. Later photographers found innovative ways to depict structures of every era and type.