Camera Constructs

Higgot, A. and Wray, T. (eds.). (2012). Camera Constructs: Photography, Architecture and the Modern City. Farnham: Ashgate. ISBN: 978-1-4094-2145-0

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 book contains twenty-three essays by a wide range of historians and theorists are grouped under the themes of ‘Modernism and the Published Photograph’, ‘Architecture and the City Re-imagined’, ‘Interpretative Constructs’ and ‘Photography in Design Practices.’

These include:

‘Transforming ideas into pictures: model photography and modern architecture,’ Davide Deriu

‘Slow spaces,’ William Firebrace

‘In defence of pictorial space: stereoscopic photography and architecture in the 19th century,’ Richard Difford