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A man with a vision of ways to live in the future, too avant-garde for his time.
'R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born in Milton, Massachusetts on July 12, 1895. Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.” Fuller did not limit himself to one field but worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty. Throughout the course of his life Fuller held 28 patents, authored 28 books, received 47 honorary degrees. And while his most well know artifact, the geodesic dome, has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide, Fuller’s true impact on the world today can be found in his continued influence upon generations of designers, architects, scientists and artists working to create a more sustainable planet.’
Exhibition at the Royal Academy, ended August 2012.
'This exhibition examines Russian avant-garde architecture made during a brief but intense period of design and construction that took place from c.1922 to 1935. Fired by the Constructivist art that emerged in Russia from c.1915, architects transformed this radical artistic language into three dimensions, creating structures whose innovative style embodied the energy and optimism of the new Soviet Socialist state.'
Artists include: Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, Liubov Popova, El Lizzitsky, Ivan Kluin and Gustav Klucis, and in designs by such architects as Konstantin Melnikov, Moisei Ginsburg, Ilia Golosov and the Vesnin brothers, as well as Le Corbusier and Erich Mendelsohn, European architects who were draughted in to help shape the new utopia.
Currently showing at the Courtauld Gallery London.
‘This exhibition explores the largely untold relationship between Piet Mondrian and Ben Nicholson during the 1930’s. At this time the two artists were leading forces of abstract art in Europe.
Their friendship culminated with Mondrian moving to London in 1938, at Nicholson’s invitation, where the two worked in neighbouring Hampstead studios at the centre of an international community of avant-garde artists.
This is a unique opportunity to experience some of the greatest works ever produced by these two exceptional artists.’
This exhibit took place 19 Feb - 24 May 2009 @ The Barbican.
'Le Corbusier (1887-1965), widely acclaimed as the most influential architect of the 20th century, was also a celebrated thinker, writer and artist. His architecture and radical ideas for reinventing modern living, from private villas to large-scale social housing to utopian urban plans, still resonate today. ’
Corb was the key ‘inventor’ of the Bauhaus movement which combined Architecture and Art in an avant-garde way. He envisioned his architectural buildings as ‘machines’ for living.
Guidelines for copyright All photographs will be delivered to the client with copyright stickers on them. Their use by the commissioning agent is unlimited, provided that wherever they are published they are credited with the photographer’s name.
Their use by a third party for advertising may incur a fee and the photographer must be consulted before their use. Section 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1998
André Lichtenberg (b.1964 - Brazil), currently lives and works in UK. Andre’s personal work have been the recipient of numerous international Prizes & Awards, as well as, exhibited in prestigiousart spaces, including: Museum da Republica (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil), Centro Cultural Sao Paulo (Brazil), The Photographers Gallery & Barbican Centre (London). Lichtenberg’s works have become popular among art collectors in the last few years and are now part of several international private collections - ”including the personal collection of a Trustee of the Board of Museum of Contemporary Modern Art in Miami”.
Focus on exhibiting his work in galleries/museums (internationally), submissions to photographic prizes internationally and subsequent awards, work bought as ‘art pieces’ by collectors. A Fine Art photographer, who tends to create architectural work/ landscape.
When I was 18, I assisted Andrew for a week in London. Until then I didn’t really know that you could build a career on becoming an architectural photographer.. I gained a lot of insight on the what seemed to be a small niche within photography and learned about his experience working within the genre. I still keep in touch with him today and shared my latest project with him- a book on 50 London based ‘Fork in the Road buildings’.
He photographs on location (exterior structures, as well as interiors) mainly in London and also in Europe for publications. In addition he does close up shots of architectural models for corporate clients (for them to invision the space before the structure is built). He works with digital and analogue depending on the assignment.
Especially like the images on his site of the Portobello Healthcare Center, the Leonardo Center and the Nicolas Hare space in Milton Park (tight crop & highlighting certain structural aspects, materials, design etc).
“Andrew has worked with most major architects to capture their work on film.” Documenting architectural design through the medium of photography (the buildings uniqueness, materials, structure etc).
His “work has been published widely, including many of the world’s top architectural publications.”
The following posts will all relate to my current photo project with the above title. I have been researching how architectural photography is employed within different contexts for a university project.
Backbone idea: The Whole is the Sum of its Parts.
Examining partial structures, colours, shapes and aspects of design within the whole, by documenting portions of a building structure and its design within a physical context and environment; the urban landscape of London. In other words photographing distinctive elements of whole architectural structures.
Tightly cropped shots of architecture and design within an urban space, highlighting specific forms, shapes and colors integrated into the overall design of architectural structures and buildings. I will focus on perspectives, the linear qualities and color of these objects.. Some of these forms, materials and design factors may reoccur within the London cityscape so there could be possibility to compare the creative use of these variables at the end of the project, vis a vis the layout of prints. What also needs to be taken into consideration is the physical material, design as well as the setting of the structures (brick, steel, metal, wood, glass etc) I will be photographing and their reflective and aesthetic qualities of colour, light and shadow..
I will also further explore geographic areas of the city, which I normally do not visit, such as East London, as I recently learned to appreciate some of the architectural structures within the area where the major facilities for the 2012 Olympic Games are located.
The major focus of my project is to show that in commercial architecture, urban design and structural planning the integrated creative elements that are incorporated into the total design of a building structure and its environmental planning placement in a city community can be individually distinctive, when tastefully incorporated into an artichtect’s master plan.i.e. The whole is the sum of its parts.
Urban landscape, the ‘non- place’,
Medium format photography, Bronica
120 film: 6x7, vivid & bold colors: Kodak Ektar 100 ISO film