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Robert Polidori's Metropolis

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Not only is he one of the world's preeminent architecture photographers, Robert Polidori is also--as his popular book Havana proved--a master of urban portraiture. The Montreal-born photographer has made haunting studies of bombed-out buildings in Beirut, decaying New York tenements, Versailles rooms in dusty disarray, Brasilia's paean to spare '50s modernism, and, most recently, the abandoned, contaminated cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat . Taken together, they add to his ongoing project: the interpretation of the interrupted urban landscape. This new monograph combines the eye of a celebrated photographer with the distinctive voice of an artist and adventurer. Each breathtaking image--meticulously selected by the photographer from his own personal archive--is accompanied by a compelling first person account, based on interviews conducted by Martin C. Pedersen, executive editor of Metropolis magazine. Polidori tells behind-the-scene stories about the making of his photographs, takes us to war-torn Beirut and Brasilia and other world capitals, talks about what makes a building photogenic, how he shoots buildings he doesn't like, his favorite architects , and his love of mosques. A look at the world's great cities as seen through the eyes of a sharp social observer--and a great photographer. --This text refers to an alternate hardcover edition.

ISBN: 3865210783
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Publisher: Steidl Publishing
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Authors:

  • Robert Polidori
  • Metropolis
  • Martin C Pedersen

Number of pages: 144

Condition: Used - Like New

Execution: Hardback edition

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