Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

 

 

 

 

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

tags: photographs, modern architecture
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Architecture Linked's Gravatar Architecture Linked, on October 11:

I'm drooling! Love Korab. Can't wait to get my hands on this book!
Meet Dublin Architect's Gravatar Meet Dublin Architect, on October 15:

Architect and creativity are very close to each other and this is the reason that architecture work is becoming a wide creative area at the current time. Different field have their different kind of innovations and creativity and finding something unique in this field is supportive to make the better working opportunity.
Preston Lisa's Gravatar Preston Lisa, on October 18:

I completely agree with this. But every area has its own creativity in nature. Without it no innovation could be possible.

Unique Entry Doors's Gravatar Unique Entry Doors, on October 30:

Looks like a pretty excellent resource of ideas and inspiration for design. And the house featured in this book are obviously among the world's greatest architectural designs. Plus great photography, this will be a great buy.

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