Category Archives: Photography

Buffalo Grain Elevators – The Future That Could Have Been; The Past That Is Disappearing

For whatever reason, whether it was because they were more interested in the systems of abstraction, purism and essentialism that were being developed in the arts at the time, or because the technical and cultural conditions of their era were … Continue reading

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Buffalo in Detail – Decoration and Abstraction: A Photo Essay

The city of Buffalo was woven into the discourse of Modernist architecture when Walter Gropius published images of its daylight factories and grain elevators in the Jahrbuch in 1913.  In this publication, these buildings were presented as examples of a … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details – Buffalo Downtown

The relationship between architecture and photography has always been a complicated one.  Early modernists, like Walter Gropius and Erich Mendelsohn, quickly grasped the value of photography, and the mass dissemination of photographic reproductions through popular media, as a means for … Continue reading

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