American monument

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Monacelli Press, Oct 14, 2004 - Architecture - 160 pages
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Lynn Davis records the natural and architectural monuments of the world. In this collection of 100 duotone photographs she presents a series of architectural images throughout the United States, ranging from icons of modern and contemporary architecture to the Hoover Dam, a series of lighthouses, the Very Large Array in New Mexico, and the Epcot Center at Disney World. Davis possesses a unique sense of composition and cool aesthetic that brings out purity and form. The exquisite duotone photography and often quirky definition of architecture are timeless.

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About the author (2004)

Davis studied photography as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota. She transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute in 1967 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1970. She has worked as a freelance photojournalist for magazines such as Time, Ms. and Esquire.

Witold Rybczynski, born in Edinburgh, raised in Canada, and currently living in Philadelphia, is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania. He has written on architecture and urbanism for The New York Times", The Atlantic", The New Yorker" and Slate", and is the author of the critically acclaimed Home" and the A Clearing in the Distance", a biography of frederick Law Olmsted, for which he was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Prize. He is the recipient of the National Building Museum's 2007 Vincent Scully Prize.