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PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE

Redstone / Pardo

Constructing Worlds

Architecture has long been a subject matter for photographers. This book features chapters devoted to various artists—among them, Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Ed Ruscha, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky and Iwan Baan—and includes 220 color and duotone images.

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CRACKING THE CAPITAL

Bradley Garrett

Subterranean London

Peel back the layers under a London street and you’ll discover a haunting, dreamlike world of hand-laid brick sewers, forgotten tube stations, World War II evacuation shelters, secret government bunkers, and tunnel boring machines laying new grids ...

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TOY AND NOVELTY CAMERAS

Salyers / Poole

Camera Crazy

The introduction of Kodak’s Brownie (the world’s first simple, low-cost camera) in 1900 made photography accessible to the masses. Soon everyone had a camera, and snapshots became the most popular means of capturing a time, place, or memory.

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CITY OF LIGHT

Christopher Thomas

Paris

Imagine an entirely empty Louvre, or the Eiffel Tower minus the lines of tourists waiting to ascend. By taking advantage of the late night and early morning hours of a notoriously busy city, Christopher Thomas is able to capture familiar sights devoid of people.

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