NiCOLAS GROSPIERRE: “MODERN FORMS. A SUBJETIVE ATLAS OF 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE”, LA FABRICA, MADRID
Book presentation at La Fábrica, Madrid
01.07.2016 19.30 h
“Modern Forms. A Subjetive Atlas of 20th Century Architecture”, form precedes function in this stunning visual archive of nearly 200 images of modern architecture photographer Nicolas Grospierre, is the new book edited by Elias Redstone and Alona Pardo, and published by Prestel Random House.
This fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre’s photography covers structures built between 1920 and 1989 in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. The book reveals how modernist architecture is the embodiment of political and social ideologies, especially in public institutions such as banks, churches, libraries, and government buildings. Following the series of full-page images, an index details the location, date, architect and purpose of each building. While many of the buildings in this archive often go unrecognized, their forms are prominent in the landscape of modern civilization. Grospierre’s keen eye and enthusiasm for the mundane as well as the sublime will motivate readers to look at the buildings around them in new and exciting ways.
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