Thursday, January 6, 2011

Stoller's Lens on Mid-Century Modern

Ezra Stoller, Price Tower, Bartlesville, OK (1952-56)
Ezra Stoller is the preeminent American architectural photographer, whose work has defined mid-century modernism. An exhibition of Stoller's photographs opens at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York on January 6 and includes iconic images of major Frank Lloyd Wright buildings such as Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum, as well as Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building and Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal. In addition, the exhibition includes Stoller's images of lesser-known structures, many seen for the first time. This exhibition provides a fresh look at Stoller's masterful eye for describing architecture and creating important documents of social history.

Along with Pedro Guerrero, Stoller was one of the major photographic talents to document Wright's life and work. Stoller's images of Wright buildings have been published widely, and some well-known examples were utilized in the exhibits in the Greatbatch Pavilion at the Martin House Complex.  

More on the Stoller exhibit in the NY Times...

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