Ezra Stoller's photographs of architecture are among the great treasures of the last half century of photography. Here, more than 375 of his best pictures, chosen by the photographer himself along with author William S. Saunders, document a glorious episode in American architecture and offer a major contribution to the history of photography.
Paul Goldberger, former architecture critic of The New York Times, described Stoller as "perhaps the most celebrated architectural photographer of the 20th century." Stoller recorded the best works of modernism -- by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier, among numerous others -- and captured the spirit in which they were built. As Saunders describes in his eloquent essay, Stoller's photographs recover the excitement and vitality of the now embattled modernist tradition.