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Synopsis: Book by Saunders, William
Review: The title of this handsome, oversize book may be a bit of a curveball: it is a book of photography, not a treatise on modern architecture. Ezra Stoller, like all the other great architectural photographers, is a meticulous, patient craftsman as well as an artist, so much so that readers tend to forget that his occupation is essentially a commercial venture. Most of the time, members of his profession take pictures because they are hired to, and only rarely do they shoot subjects on their own initiative. In the course of his 50-year career, Stoller documented the products of some of American architecture's best and most famous figures, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Kevin Roche, I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Paul Rudolph, Richard Meier, and particularly the firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. His sensibility was perfectly attuned to the ethos of the best modernist design of the day--valuing rationality, clarity, controlled surfaces, and occasionally some drama.
Nowadays, architecture is almost always shot in color, but the most artful examples of this genre are in black and white. Most of the 400 images in this book are satisfyingly monochromatic, and many are exquisite demonstrations that art and commerce are not mutually exclusive. Harvard professor William Saunders supplies a learned introduction, and Stoller provides useful and revealing notes to individual architects and photos. --John Pastier
Title: Modern Architecture : Photographs by Ezra ...
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Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001135510
Book Description Harry N. Abrams. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2785113296
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0810938162
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. In good condition and ready for quick shipment to any US location by an experienced and reliable seller. CDs and Access codes may not be included as is the case with most used books. Thanks for shopping with us!. Bookseller Inventory # 2807471
Book Description Harry N. Abrams 1999-06-01, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0810938162. Bookseller Inventory # 571343
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Modern Architecture : Photographs by Ezra Stoller. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0365792
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1999. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG+/VG; Spine is black with white text; DJ has general shelf wear, design is clear; Boards have light edge wear, joints are strong; Text block has minimal signs of handling, binding is strong, content is clear; pp 216; Additional shipping cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions. Rockville Non-Retail Listings. Bookseller Inventory # 13-51-1259685
Book Description Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First printing. First edition, 1990. Large quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 216 pp., heavily illustrated (some in color), clean unmarked text, Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket, a bit of age-toning to some pages, light rubbing to the dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # s00019598
Book Description ABRAMS June 1999, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Good. Ezra Stoller's photographs of architecture are among the great treasures of the last half century of photography. Here, more than 375 of his best pictures, chosen by the photographer himself along with author William S. Saunders, document a glorious episode in American architecture and offer a major contribution to the history of photography. Paul Goldberger, former architecture critic of The New York Times, described Stoller as 'perhaps the most celebrated architectural photographer of the 20th century.' Stoller recorded the best works of modernism -- by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier, among numerous others -- and captured the spirit in which they were built. As Saunders describes in his eloquent essay, Stoller's photographs recover the excitement and vitality of the now embattled modernist tradition. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Bookseller Inventory # 205102
Book Description Harry N Abrams, New York, 1990. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 216 pages including over 130 full-page illustrations from photographs - some colour, with further pages of commentary by Saunders; bound in black cloth with silver spine lettering. The dust jacket is very slightly dusty. A very heavy book, so additional shipping will be asked for destinations outside the UK. Size: 11¾" x 11¾" (300mm x 300mm). Bookseller Inventory # 022602