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Chasing down images
Thawing the ice of the Inca City
A kaleidoscope of aviation
On Billy Wilder’s set: The things the Eames trained their lenses on
Floral formations
Agro-art

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Phenomenology of viewing

by Sandra Hofmeister

Phenomenology of viewing
Once upon a time Karl Friedrich Schinkel was commissioned to reshape the urban design of central Berlin. And today countless buildings in Berlin and Potsdam bring him to mind, such as Alte Museum am Lustgarten. Photographer Gerrit Engels has documented them quite soberly.
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The minimalist view

by Franziska Horn

The minimalist view
"I don't draw – I photograph!," says John Pawson. And we can readily believe him: in the course of the last decade the British architect has shot over 250,000 photos. And for the first time a selection is on show at Munich Technical University's Architecture Museum attached to Pinakothek der Moderne.
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Death of a Palace

by Mathias Remmele

Death of a Palace
The Palast der Republik in Berlin may no longer exist, but documentation of its demolition does. Christian von Steffelin captured the stages of its destruction on camera. His photos can now be appraised in a commendable illustrated book.

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Beyond all industrial romanticism

by Andreas Rossmann

Beyond all industrial romanticism
In Year One after Capital of Culture 2010: A photo exhibition in Dortmund looks at the Ruhr region in a way it is otherwise never looked at, portraying a region in upheaval, with scars, non-locations, inhospitable zones. Its present day attests to a past that is gone forever and points to a future that still needs to be identified.
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London, Paris, St.Tropez – the hairdo stays in place

by Adelheid Komenda

London, Paris, St.Tropez – the hairdo stays in place
Flying to Paris, Rome and back to London - was a luxury only open to the rich and beautiful in the 1960s and 1970s. The jet-set life became symbolic for a new era shaped by the media, music, art and protest culture. The exhibition "Zeitgeist and Glamour" in Düsseldorf's NRW-Forum shows photos from this epoch.
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Airship with youth in a white suit

by Thomas Wagner

Airship with youth in a white suit
A contemporary panorama made up only of portraits of artists is what Angelika Platen has created over the past decades. A book with a selection of her black-and-white images shows just how subtly the photographer is able to balance proximity and distance.

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How to make the impossible possible

by Adelheid Komenda

How to make the impossible possible
In 2008, when Polaroid finally ceased producing instant photo films, not only did it seem like the end of a success story, but the end of an almost mystical type of analogue image production. The company "Impossible" has now made the impossible possible, and at the photokina in Cologne presented the second generation of instant photo films. Instant pictures - from now on this can again be done chemically.
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Bellini’s library and Jain’s pool
A panoramic view – <br/>with obstructions
On the banks of the river
An evening with Karl
To create is to change
What I really wanted to be was an architect
Patterns and precious metals
Pottery in white matt

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Eminences in black and white

by Nina Reetzke

Eminences in black and white
Over a period of two years, Ingrid von Kruse photographed stars of the international architecture scene. A selection of these, portraits of celebrities such as Bjarke Ingels, Peter Zumthor and Oscar Niemeyer, is currently on show at Deutsches Architekturmuseum under the title "Eminent Architects". The pictures are a testimony to the photographer's masterly and sensitive approach; only the presentation, as though in a hall of fame, leaves something to be desired.
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Staged science or twixt illusion and structure

by Sandra Gottwald

Staged science or twixt illusion and structure
“Maniera Moderna” at Haus der Kunst in Munich is dedicated to the multi-faceted oeuvre of Italian architect, designer and photographer Carlo Mollino. The exhibition is not the first to address the Turin polymath’s remarkable oeuvre. But it is certainly the most ambitious, as it focuses on Mollino’s oeuvre as a whole.
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Perfectly staged

by Meret Ernst

Perfectly staged
What is more important, the product or the image that remains of it? The exhibition “Zoom” at the Vitra Design Museum focuses on design photography. Down through the decades, Aldo and Marirosa Ballo recorded the buoyant course of Italian design.

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Insights into the thick of things

by Nancy Jehmlich

Insights into the thick of things
Astrid Korntheuer tells very special stories. Anyone viewing her subtly staged photographs will feel that fixed boundaries in space seem to dissolve and inner and outer views meld.

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American Modernism Dressed up in a Cocktail Dress

by Adelheid Komenda

American Modernism Dressed up in a Cocktail Dress
We have recently seen the 100th anniversary of the birth of US architecture photographer Julius Shulman would have recently turned 100. With Richard Neutra as his patron, in the 1950s the self-taught photographer swiftly emerged as one of the most important architecture photographers in the United States. To this day, the narrative feel if his images is enthralling, evoking a world somewhere between reality and fiction.
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The glance in the double mirror

by Thomas Wagner

The glance in the double mirror
Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004) is one of the 20th century's most famous fashion photographers and portrait makers. Schirmer/Mosel have now published a fascinating illustrated book entitled "Avedon Fashion", which presents a selection of fashion photographs from six decades.