Although I’ve never seen the photography of Todd Eberle, it’s obvious that he’s been around for a very long time. I’ve linked to his architecture pictures, but he’s got quite the oeuvre of portraits and other categories.
If you have ever wanted an architectural photographer but haven’t known where to find one- you’re in luck. The International Association of Architectural Photographers is a website that introduces architectural photographers from around the world to potential clients. There are also forums for discussions on topics ranging from “how to use a small flash” to “hardware” and “software.” It’s a great resource for photographers and those looking for photographers around the globe.
Pictured above are (according to Architecture: A Crash Course by Hilary French) the eight greatest buildings of all time. She admits that the task of pinning down the eight greatest buildings is impossible to completely fulfill, but I found her choices very interesting. Her choices are (from left to right):
- Hadrian’s Pantheon
- Joze Plecnik’s Church of the Sacred Heart
- Denys Lasdun’s Royal College of Physicians
- Adolf Loos’ Muller House
- Marcel Breuer’s Whitney Museum of American Art
- Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum
- Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo’s Ford Foundation Offices
- Le Corbusier’s Notre-Dame-Du-Haut
I’m eager to get some feedback on this. What are your choices? And what did she miss? I would add Walter Gropius’ Fagus Factory, but I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of some of these buildings.
Last night my wife and I had a wonderful opportunity to listen to Christo at a sort of photo-lecture that he gave at the University of Utah. It was wonderful to hear him talk about his projects and see his excitement as he recalled dates, budgets, time lines, problems, successes and exact numbers of umbrellas. He could not talk about the projects without mentioning his late wife Jeanne-Claude, and his love for her was very obvious. Listening to talented and driven people is one of my favorite things to do, and last night is on the top of the list.
For those of you who have never heard of PechaKucha Night, may I recommend you look into it. It’s a sort of lecture with multiple speakers that are stuck to a format of 20 slides for 20 seconds. The speakers can be pooled from any number of design backgrounds, and they can present on anything they want to. It’s a great way to see what’s going on in your design community without listening to people go on and on about themselves (because the speakers are limited to 400 seconds). Saturday’s PechaKucha Night around the world and here in Salt Lake City was slightly different because all of the proceeds are going to help out Japan. I enjoy it very much, and recommend that all head over to PechaKucha.org to find their local chapter.
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I ordered this book off of Amazon and have really enjoyed it so far. I’m not familiar with most of the buildings because they are all from England, but it’s obvious that post-war reconstruction of Britain was heavy on the side of Brutalism. If you’re looking for a good intro to the subject, I recommend it. Does anyone have another book they recommend on Brutalism?? I’ve been looking with little success.
Built from 1951 – 1956 in Ahmedabad, India, this private residence is a knockout.
I received my first issue of Mark Magazine yesterday, and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was more like a book than a magazine. At about 225 thick and beautiful pages, it looks more comfortable in a shadowbox than on a coffee table. It’s no surprise opening it either- great photography, great layout and surprisingly few ads. I coughed when I saw the subscription price on their website so I looked it up on Amazon and found you can get month-old issues for lots less. If you love architecture you’ll love Mark Magazine.