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Events November 2013

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Looking Twice: Understanding Urban Construction Through Photographs

November 19, 2013

On November 19, Erica Stoller will discuss rarely-seen images of models, construction, and final views made in the 1950s and 60s of the most important Modernist buildings on Park Avenue and other New York City sites. Looking beyond the content, she explains how to begin to understand the photographer's decisions about where, when, and how the classic Esto images were made. Erica Stoller is director of Esto, the photographic agency founded by Ezra Stoller.

She is the co-author with Nina Rappaport of Ezra Stoller Photographer. It considers the scope of work by Ezra Stoller, known as the dean of American architectural photographers. His iconic images of 20th-century architectural masterpieces, such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building, are often cited in aiding the rise of Modernism in America. Stoller (1915–2004) elevated architectural photography to an art form, capturing the mood of numerous buildings in their best light.

Tuesday November 19, 6:30pm
The Skyscraper Museum
Event free and open to the public; RSVP required or call 212-945-6324
Gallery opens at 6:00pm for viewing of its current exhibit SKY HIGH



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