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Parliament Inside by Zsolt Hlinka

In the words of the artist Zsolt Hlinka:

In this series I’ve visited another key element of Budapest which we see every day, but only few know about its secrets. My choice this time fell to the Parliament, which is already an imposing architectural work just from the outside, but its inner spaces display even more extraordinary details.The brilliant design and the quality of the materials provide a solemn and elegant, captivating look for the photographs. With the help of these pictures every tiny corner can be explored, examined endlessly, so I’ve opened a new “window” for my audience to discover the hidden symmetries of the capital city.

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© Zsolt Hlinka
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© Zsolt Hlinka
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The Art of Peter Harris 

Peter Harris was born in London,Ontario and currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario.  He completed a degree in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo in 1997.  In the years since he has exhibited his oil paintings in group and solo exhibitions in Canada and the United States.

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The work included in this post is from the series Art and Architecture, in the words of the artist:

As a landscape painter, I strive to create images that connect viewers to their immediate surroundings. While my work is situated in the present, it often invokes artists from the past whose paintings linger in our collective memory and influence how we think about the landscape. Edward Hopper and Lawren Harris are two such artists whose iconic imagery still resonates, and whose reputation casts a long shadow over all artists working within the genre. In the exhibition Evening with Hopper I began by meticulously recreating their historical paintings in miniature and framing them within current urban architecture. I wanted their historical depictions to be subsumed by the modern, acknowledging the power of their legacy while challenging their continued relevancy to a contemporary audience. Source

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The Rockefeller Family Gardens

In The Rockefeller Family Gardens, photographer Larry Lederman gives readers unprecedented access to the two Kykuit gardens—the expansive Beaux-Arts–style garden and a little-known Japanese garden, brought to life by Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller. This book also takes readers inside the garden at Eyrie, the family summer retreat in Seal Harbor, Maine. There, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller collaborated with noted designer Beatrix Farrand to design a walled garden inspired by Asian aesthetics at the perimeter and filled with traditional perennials.

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Lederman’s photographs capture the beauty of these gardens in all seasons, focusing on the geometry of the designs and the color and light that animates them. This tour through the spaces is accompanied by text from Todd Forrest of the New York Botanical Garden, Cassie Banning of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, and Cynthia Bronson Altman of Kykuit to provide commentary on the design and plant materials featured in this captivating collection of photos.

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Read more about the book on The Mondacelli Press website.

Entryways of Milan 

First impressions count, especially in Milano. In this unprecedented photographic journey, editor Karl Kolbitz opens the door to 144 of the city’s most sumptuous entrance halls, captivating in their diversity and splendor. These vibrant Milanese entryways, until now hidden away behind often restrained façades, are revealed as dazzling examples of Italian modernism, mediating public and private space with vivid configurations of color and form, from floors of juxtaposed stones to murals of minimalist geometry.

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The collection spans buildings from 1920 to 1970 and showcases the work of some of the city’s most illustrious architects and designers, including Giovanni Muzio, Gio Ponti, Piero Portaluppi, and Luigi Caccia Dominioni, as well as non-pedigreed architecture of equal impact and interest. The photographs for the publication were exclusively created by Delfino Sisto Legnani, Paola Pansini, and Matthew Billings, each evoking the entryways with individual sensibility and a stylistic interplay of detail shots—such as stones, door handles, and handrails—with larger architectural views.

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Find out more about this publication by Taschen following the link.

Zumthor’s Zinc Mine Museum Photographed by Aldo Amoretti

These new images of the Peter Zumthor-designed Zinc Mine Museum were taken by Barcelona-based photographer Aldo Amoretti during a winter trip to southern Norway. Zumthor designed a series of buildings for the site of the former Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda, and they opened to the public for the first time in late 2016.

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© Aldo Amoretti

Amoretti visited the museum during November 2016, shortly after the opening. He created his images of the three buildings over four days, using a Canon 5DS camera with a tilt and shift lens, which helps to avoid perspective distortion. “I tried to capture the relationship between the geography and the history of this place and the Zumthor’s architecture,” Amoretti told Dezeen.

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© Aldo Amoretti

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Walled City 圍城

In the words of the artist Andy Yeung:

The Kowloon Walled City was once the densest place on Earth. Hundreds of houses stacked on top of each other enclosed in the center of the structure. Many didn’t have access to air or open space. This notorious city was finally demolished in 1990s. However, if you look hard enough, you will notice that the city is not dead. Part of it still exists in many of current high density housing apartments where the only view out the window is neighbor’s window. I hope this series can get people to think about claustrophobic living in Hong Kong from a new perspective.

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© Andy Yeung
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© Andy Yeung