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Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

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10 Oct 2012
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No one captured the midcentury modernism of the Mad Men era better than
Balthazar Korab. As one of the period's most prolific and celebrated
architecture photographers, Korab captured images as graceful and
elegant as his subjects. His iconic photographs for master architects
immortalized their finest works, while leaving his own indelible impact
on twentieth century visual culture.

In this riveting illustrated biography, the first dedicated solely to
his life and career, author John Comazzi traces Korab's circuitous path
to a career in photography. He paints a vivid picture of a young man
forced to flee his native Hungary, who goes on to study architecture at
the famed École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before emigrating to the United
States and launching his career as Eero Saarinen's on-staff
photographer.

The book includes a portfolio of more than one hundred images from
Korab's professionally commissioned architecture photography as well as
close examinations of Saarinen's TWA Terminal and the Miller House in
Columbus, Indiana. The photos documenting finished buildings and
architects at work include iconic images of Mies van der Rohe's S. R.
Crown Hall, Le Corbusier's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at
Harvard University, Louis Kahn's Kimbell Art Museum and Salk Institute,
Minoru Yamasaki's World Trade Center, Richard Meier's Douglas House,
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, and Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House,
among many others.

Book: Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography
Author: John Comazzi
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

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