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A History of Modern American Architecture

A new book surveys the stunning work of Ezra Stoller, the most prominent photographer of 20th-century American architecture

A major moment in Stoller’s early career was being contracted by news agency Underwood & Underwood to photograph the pavilions of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, including Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion.

Throughout his more-than-50-year career, Ezra Stoller captured American’s most important modernist structures, creating images nearly as iconic as the buildings they depict. In the new book Ezra Stoller: A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture ($125, Phaidon), architect and architecture writer Pierluigi Serraino dives into the photographer’s vast archive, showcasing 450 images, some well-known, others rarely published. By exploring Stoller’s work, Serraino is able to present a robust survey of American architecture from 1938 to 1989, from the celebrated structures of Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Mies van der Rohe, and Marcel Breuer, as well as projects by lesser-known talents such as Carl Koch and Ulrich Franzen.

Read on >>>> Source: Architectural Digest A History of Modern American Architecture

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