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Epics: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Jesús Vassallo (First Edition)
Epics: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Jesús Vassallo (First Edition)
Epics: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Jesús Vassallo (First Edition)
Epics: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Jesús Vassallo (First Edition)
Epics: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Jesús Vassallo (First Edition)
Epics: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Jesús Vassallo (First Edition)
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Epics: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, Jesús Vassallo (First Edition)

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Through its analysis of a series of collaborations between architects and photographers, Epics in the Everyday proposes an alternative history of both modern architecture and documentary photography. It traces the evolution of the ever-changing and sometimes violent dialectic between abstraction and realism. Consistently, the subject matter of these collaborations is the anonymous built environment, which in different ways presents both architects and artists with a mirror that challenges their self-image. Architecture and photography are both semi-autonomous disciplines, suspended between the fine arts and the utilitarian, and because of this condition they tend to give for granted their relationship with reality: as soon as a building is inhabited, it becomes the backdrop for human drama, just like a photograph, the moment it is taken, is considered an automatic record of whatever was there at the time. Why then the fixation of these architects and photographers with precisely that which makes their art less like art?

Published by Park Books
First Edition
Hardcover
328 pages
170 × 240 mm
ISBN 9783038601623

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