Ali Yager, the Esto News Editor has been digging out from the flooding in Boulder, Colorado, where she lives.
Things are looking better on the mud front, and Esto News will be back to the regular schedule shortly.
The 2012 Architectural Record Editor’s Picks: Best Architecture of 2012 includes David Sundberg’s photograph of the Barclays Center in the Biggest Surprise Hit Category. The new stadium by SHoP Architects has a strong civic presence through a compilation of technology and innovative design.
More on the project, including a slideshow, is at the Project Portfolio.
There is a new Esto Gallery at Architect Magazine called Geometry in Architecture. This Gallery shows a selection of buildings and sculptures that celebrate the pure geometric forms of cubes, spheres and pyramids. Often the simplest forms yield the most impressive results. The projects range from Noguchi to Calatrava, with photographs by Peter Mauss, Francis Dzikowski, Jeff Goldberg, Anton Grassl, David Sundberg, Ezra Stoller and others.
Yale University Press will release a new book on Ezra Stoller’s work in early December.
“Ezra Stoller, Photographer” includes the full range of Stoller’s work from well known architecture to rarely-seen early work concentrating on science and technology, factories and production, and residential projects as well, offering a unique commentary on postwar America’s changing landscape.
Ezra Stoller’s iconic photographs 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.
Living and working in New York from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, Stoller photographed buildings by such architects as Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, Paul Rudolph, and Louis I. Kahn. His striking images earned him the admiration of critics and contemporaries, but few people are aware of the stunning breadth of his oeuvre, which also included domestic and industrial spaces and important editorial depictions of American labor in the 1950s and 1960s. Ezra Stoller, Photographer, a long-awaited and lavishly illustrated survey of Stoller’s artistic accomplishments, examines the photographer’s full range with a fresh eye and unprecedented scope.
David Sundberg has the cover and feature story in segdDESIGN Magazine (Signs Environment Graphics Design) this month.
The story and images are about the New Jersey 9/11 Memorial designed by Frederic Schwartz Architects.
See more on the Memorial here.
There is a new Esto Gallery at Architect Magazine: Staircases.
From Alex Hoyt: This slideshow presents some of the most stunning examples of this declining art form, from the corkscrewing entryway to a famed Le Corbusier housing unit to the swooping steps of a Bernard Tschumi, FAIA, concert hall, all captured by Esto photographers.
Read Alex Hoyt’s article and see the full gallery at Architect Magazine.