Architecture, Photography and the Contemporary Past
Publisher: Art and Theory Publishing ISBN: 9789198157352 Editor: Claes Caldenby, Andrej Slavik Format: Softcover, 186pp, 220x280mm
Traces left behind by the last 200 years of profound historical change, architecture and photography contribute both to the contemporary skyline and to our image of the past. Their common history provides an indispensable background to discussions of what has been called the contemporary past – modernity considered as an open problem rather than a closed historical period. In both cases, an irregular border can be traced between the discursive and its opposite, the material. The intersection offers an interesting confrontation between traditional academic historiography and the artistic application of historical perspectives, an exploration of the contemporary past.