Nina Rappaport & Erica Stoller present Ezra Stoller, Photographer
December 10, 2012
For the last installment of the 2012 AIANY Oculus Book Talk series, Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller will present their just-released book Ezra Stoller, Photographer. Ezra Stoller (1915–2004) elevated architectural photography to an art form, shooting impeccable images of modernist buildings. Living and working in New York from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, he photographed such mid-century masterpieces as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, as well as structures by Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and others. Critically acclaimed for his precise attention to form, detail and light, Stoller is often cited as aiding the rise of Modernism in America.
However, he is less well known as an accomplished photographer of industrial and domestic spaces. Ezra Stoller, Photographer examines the full extent of Stoller’s oeuvre, highlighting his editorial spreads of homes and factories during the 1950s and 1960s, to provide a fresh perspective on his unparalleled portraits of post-war America.
Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, historian, and DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State board member. Erica Stoller is the director of Esto, the photo agency founded by her father, and manages the archive of Ezra Stoller's work.
Monday December 10, 6:00pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl
Free for AIA members; $10 non-members
Week of December 9th
10Nina Rappaport & Erica Stoller present Ezra Stoller, Photographer