Architecture That Has Disappeared from Our Cities
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- Apparitions features a wide array of ghostly structures from the past overlaid over current buildings- With multiple locations in over sixty cities, including New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, and Indianapolis- Emphasizes the architectural style, historic and cultural significance, controversies, or anecdotes- Includes a snapshot of architecture in progress, with richly illustrated photography and descriptive narratives Apparitions is a photography project about buildings that that have vanished from our cities. Ghosted pictures of these structures are combined with current photos of their former locations in single images, with informative text panels to outline the design aesthetics. This unique aesthetic approach provides an engaging way of telling stories of change in our built environments, exploring a wonderful historical narrative that commemorates architecture in space and time, a way to showcase the preservation of memory. National in scope and including a variety of building types, Apparitions comprises photographs from more than sixty cities across the United States. Cities featured in this book include: Albuquerque; Asheville; Atlanta; Atlantic City; Austin; Baltimore; Biloxi; Birmingham; Boston; Buffalo; Charleston, SC; Charleston, WV; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, SC; Columbus; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Fort Worth; Galveston; Hartford; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, KA; Kansas City. MO; Las Vegas; Lexington; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Memphis; Miami; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Oakland; Omaha; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, Oregon; Providence; Richmond; Sacramento; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; Savannah; Seattle; St. Louis; Tampa; Washington, DC; Wilmington.
Images Publishing Group, 9781864705959, 156pp.
Publication Date: June 30, 2015
About the Author
T. John Hughes has thirty years experience as a commercial architectural photographer and is a faculty member of the Art Institute of Colorado, in Denver, where he also specialized in photo history. In recent years, he has focused on fine art projects related to architecture; change over time; cinema; and abstraction. One of his best-known endeavors is the "Cityscape" Panorama Project." Begun in 1992 it is an ongoing every-five-year documentation of downtown Denver cityscapes and streetscapes taken from the same vantage points. He continues to teach one course at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Architecture.
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