Architectural Photography Case Study

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CHAPTER ONE: ‘SHOOTING SPACE’

1.1. Origins and evolution of Architectural photography

Throughout the history of photography, architecture has always been one of the significantly valued subjects that could be photographed. Before the invention of photographic technique, buildings were represented by artists in their paintings, and images of buildings could be easily found in different styles of paintings.

The very first photographic image called "Boulevard du Temple" was taken by Nicéphore Niépce, and later made by Louis Daguerre. It could be considered as architectural photography.

Around 1860s, architectural photography has gradually turned into wider ranging type of photography in the visual mediums. During mid 1920s, it appeared
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The photo can optically replace its object to a certain degree. This takes on special meaning if the object cannot be preserved.”As being an important part of the New Objectivity movement, their works systematically documented and recorded the industrial architecture, building typologies and functionalist structures. They brought a new perspective of using photographic technique as a tool to draw relationship between images and architectures, which have influenced generations of documentary/architectural photographer, artists and also …show more content…
However, the part has been left out from the world- which still exists outside from the picture, but is actually bound to it. Before the invention of cameras, the concept from world humanity and environment was usually an ideal one. Photography with its impartial vision has been a clarifier and modifier of ecological and human understanding. In one hand the introduce of photography to people’s daily live could strengthen the their understanding of the reality world, which including the receiving of information from subjects that they won’t have the chance to deal with

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