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Trunk Road 1 by Adam Hayes. Scratched photograph. We could sure use some of this sun today in NYC.
From Hand Job: A Catalog of Type by Mike Perry. Published by PAPress.
Happy Birthday to Dr. Edwin Land, inventor of Polaroid and man of many other talents, born on this day in 1909. You know he was Steve Jobs v1.0, right?
In the age of Instagram, “Pictures in a minute!” makes you think you’ve got a bad internet connection. But in the 1950s, that slogan fueled a technological revolution that continues to develop today.
Read more about the influence Land had—and still has—in Instant, available here from PAPress.
From A Year of Mornings: 3191 Miles Apart, published in 2008 by PAPress.
See more of Maria and Stephanie’s ongoing collaborations here.
Remember that summer abroad when you couldn’t get enough of those kaleidoscopic vaults? Well, how’s this for a flashback? Plus, we saved you from laying down on the floor.
Casa Alta presents the breathtaking results of a nearly three-decade-long labor of love—an abandoned courtyard house in a small Andalusian village in Southern Spain, restored and renovated by Victor Carrasco and Elizabeth McMillan. Stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Richard Barnes capture the lived-in details of the house, part sanctuary and part labyrinth, from vibrant tiles and textiles to calming plants and pools. Book design by 2013 AIGA medalist Lucille Tenazas.
Hall’s Ridge, landscape design by Bernard Trainor
Santa Lucia Preserve, Monterey, California
Photographs by Jason Liske
From Landprints: The Landscape Designs of Bernard Trainor, coming this April.
From Heavenly Vaults by David Stephenson, published in 2009.
Again and again, Korab adds texture to the modernist monuments by not editing nature out. On the opposite page from Wayne State is a shot of Mies ven der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive Apartments (1951) in the snow. His quote: “It was a wet, snowy day, the there were these beautiful tailfins of a Cadillac in the foreground, with the parking meter … it all acts as a counterpoint to the regularity of Mies’s architecture.”
Transparent City#6, Michael Wolf, 2007
(Marina City Towers, Chicago, Bertrand Goldberg, 1959-64)
For more on the towers, check out Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision, by Igor Marjanovic and Katerina Ruedi Ray, published in 2010.
More photographs by Balthazar Korab (1926–2013): Toronto Dominion Center (Mies van der Rohe) and the Great Lakes Regional Headquarters of the Reynolds Metals Company, Southfield, Michigan (Minoru Yamasaki).
From Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi.
Gordon Brinckle’s meticulously constructed miniature version of a grand movie palace in his basement—The Shalimar. Photographs by Kendall Messick
From The Projectionist
Erik Sanko & Jessica Grindstaff’s Tribeca Apartment, New York City
Photographs by Bilyana Dimitrova
From Waiting for the End of the World
Photographs by Richard Ross