Architecture And Urban Spaces Through Modern Photography

2314 WordsJan 10, 201510 Pages
Sub Section 1 – architecture and urban spaces through modern photography Photography and architecture have a uniquely powerful resonance - architectural form provides the camera with the subject for some of its most compelling imagery, while photography profoundly influences how architecture is represented, imagined and produced. Camera Constructs is the first book to reflect critically on the varied interactions of the different practices by which photographers, artists, architects, theorists and historians engage with the relationship of the camera to architecture, the city and the evolution of Modernism. The title thus on the one hand opposes the medium of photography and the materiality of construction - but on the other can be read…show more content…
121) , Although he opted to be a painter, such for the sensation of ‘…there is nothing there to start with’, Photography allows the artist to mechanically draw a subject matter, In this case Urban Photography, creating a flexibility and ambiguity to the scales of urban spaces. It allows the photographer to create an intimate relationship with the drifting of space and capturing time in its essence. However Photographers were regarded as technicians and not seen as artists, but the class of the modern-day photographer challenged the perceptions drawn out in the earlier years of the photograph, and produced it into an art. In the book Camera Lucida ‘Roland Barthes explains; ‘’ whatever it grants to vision and whatever its manner, a photograph is always invisible it is not that we see’. We’re not drawn to the image, so the presence of the image becomes less relevant, and it is the content within it that is further looked at. Thus leads me onto how photographers take the urban environment and build a
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