A Conversation with Camilo Jose Vergara

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R Streets, March 2001 “America was supposed to be a country of big buildings, of ever-growing construction of roads, and stuff. And it is; and it is. But in addition to that, there is another America that has all of these things left behind.” Conversation with Ilan Stavans and […]

Andreas Gursky – ‘From a World’s Spirit’s Eye View’ (2007)

As soon as the technique is available, Gursky proceeds to the digital manipulation of the image. By Stefan Beyst INTRODUCTION After the big retrospective in the MoMA 2001, a new big show in the Munich ‘Haus der Kunst’ is dedicated to the photographer whose ’99 cent II Diptychon’ (1999) has recently been auctioned at Sotheby’s […]

INTERVIEW: “Venturi Scott Brown – Still Learning From Las Vegas” (2005)

Still Learning From Las Vegas: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown take on Sin City architecture three decades later By Melissa Urcan Over 30 years ago, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and the late Steven Izenour wrote Learning from Las Vegas, a revolutionary case study that opened the world’s eyes to vernacular architecture and iconography-the […]

LEWIS BALTZ: “Notes on Recent Industrial Developments in Southern California” (1974)

“Construction Detail, East Wall, Xerox, 1821 Dyer Road, Santa Ana,” 1974 from “The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California.” Gelatin silver print. (Lewis Baltz/Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne)   When Baltz’s series “The Tract Houses” was exhibited at the International Museum of Photography in 1972, photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher purposely appeared in an […]

Interview with Julius Shulman (1990)

“I had been blessed with an innate, a built-in, quality of design composition–of composition, not just design composition.”   Interview with Julius Shulman Conducted by Taina Rikala De Noreiga at the Artist’s home in Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles), California. January 12 & 20, February 3, 1990. TAINA RIKALA DE NOREIGA: Let’s start by you telling […]

JULIUS SHULMAN: “L.A. Son”

Case Study House #22 A place that exists in physical reality but more importantly, in the collective mythology… By Doug Rickard, ASX, March 2010 “LA” is a state of mind, a feeling and a “vibe” and Julius Shulman practically drips “LA”. To step into the pictures made by Julius is to step back in time, […]

Judy Fiskin Interviewed by John Divola

“For me, looking at small images somehow recreates the experience of looking through a viewfinder. When you are looking through a viewfinder of a thirty-five millimeter camera the scale disappears; you don’t know the size of the object you are looking at. It’s like receiving an image directly into your brain.”   Judy Fiskin Interviewed […]