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Architecture Photography

Art and architecture share many similarities. They've influenced one another throughout history. However, trying to liken these two disciplines will inevitably lead to certain contractions.

Perhaps the biggest difference is that Art, in its broadest sense, is defined as a creation meant to trigger an emotional response which is generally related to aesthetic pleasure. It doesn't satisfy any of life's basic needs, but it leads to thoughts, reflections, and often taps into our subconscious and our memory. On the other hand, architecture's primary purpose is to shelter individuals and ensure their safety. Architecture is meant to serve a utilitarian purpose.

Today, architecture has gone far beyond this initial function. Architects have strived to combine engineering and aesthetic research to create buildings that are so out of the ordinary we wonder how they were designed. They want their creations to stand out and favour originality and creativity. Just like in arts, architecture is influenced by the historical, social, and political context of the time and each movement has its own characteristics, from baroque to futurism to Bauhaus. Modern architecture marked a turn in the history of architecture. Architects revolutionised the social scope of their discipline and took an industrialist approach to society and nature — avant-garde architects rubbed shoulders with artists such as Georges Braque, Piet Mondrian, and members of the De Stijl group. Le Corbusier is a pioneer in collective housing, and also took part in ambitious projects which aimed to rebuild entire cities, such as Chandigarh in India. Decorative arts also developed by taking inspiration from the conventions that governed modernist architecture.

Contemporary architecture might not be a specific movement per se, but buildings that fall into this category share certain attributes. Contemporary architecture is characterised by curvy lines and various volumes in a single structure, as seen with the Sydney Opera House. The architect Jørn Utzon explained that he didn't seek to create a building for this project, but an actual sculpture. The building continually renews itself with new meanings and experiences for each passerby. Architectural works often require periods of deep reflection and a long though process in order for the architect to envisage how to give their building a sense of character and soul.

Whether architecture is an art or not is a never ending debate, but it is undeniable that there are strong links between the two disciplines. There are many examples of collaborations between contemporary artists and architects, and today the works of the greatest architects are exhibited in museums along with their fellow artists.

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Richard Heeps, Big window, lambrate, Milan, Photography

Richard Heeps

Big window, lambrate, Milan, 2018
24 x 24 x 0 inch


Slim Aarons, Poolside Pairs, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Pairs, 2020
40 x 60 inch


Patrick Lajoie, Early bird, Photography

Patrick Lajoie

Early bird, 2018
36 x 36 x 1.5 inch


Heike Bohnstengel, Roy’s Cafe, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

Roy’s Cafe, 2016
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Burt Glinn, Swing, The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Photography

Burt Glinn

Swing, The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, 1959
22 x 17 inch


Coralie Honnorat, Holy, Photography

Coralie Honnorat

Holy, 2018
7.9 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Barry Cawston, Jorge's kitchen, Photography

Barry Cawston

Jorge's kitchen, 2012
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Aldo Sardoni, Good friday in Cuglieri #184, Photography

Aldo Sardoni

Good friday in Cuglieri #184, 2008
7.9 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Jérôme Revon, Queens Towers, Photography

Jérôme Revon

Queens Towers, 2014
53.1 x 35.4 inch


Jesus Chamizo, Theaters 5, Photography

Jesus Chamizo

Theaters 5, 2019
11.8 x 18.7 x 0.1 inch


Camille Moirenc, Marseille,  Zone Euroméditerranée, Photography

Camille Moirenc

Marseille, Zone Euroméditerranée, 2018
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


Feng Hatat, Ombre et lumière III, Photography

Feng Hatat

Ombre et lumière III, 2014
18.9 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch

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Our recommendations Julie Peiffer, La Femme Rousse, Photography

Julie Peiffer

La Femme Rousse, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 inch


Christian Bruneau, Punition, Photography

Christian Bruneau

Punition, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


Cécile Baldewyns, Fairy, Photography

Cécile Baldewyns

Fairy, 2014
15.7 x 23.6 inch


Muriel Bordier, Les maîtres nageurs, Photography

Muriel Bordier

Les maîtres nageurs, 2015
35.4 x 66.9 x 0.1 inch


Marie-Laure Vareilles, New York, Photography

Marie-Laure Vareilles

New York, 2015
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Serge Mendjisky, Statue de la Liberté HC, Photography

Serge Mendjisky

Statue de la Liberté HC, 2008
59.1 x 26 x 2 inch


Elisa Haberer, Plongeurs, Photography

Elisa Haberer

Plongeurs, 2008
39.4 x 39.4 x 0 inch


Luuk De Haan, Wellicht 3, Photography

Luuk De Haan

Wellicht 3, 2013
11.7 x 8.3 inch


Bishin Jumonji, Syura 2, Photography

Bishin Jumonji

Syura 2, 2018
10 x 14.9 inch


Djamel Djebbour, Havane I, Photography

Djamel Djebbour

Havane I, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.2 inch


LaO PaZ, Perdida en la ciudad, Photography


Perdida en la ciudad, 2011
15.7 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Lut Moerenhout, To be the architect of your own work 6/8, Photography

Lut Moerenhout

To be the architect of your own work 6/8, 2017
27.6 x 41.3 x 1.2 inch


Alessandra Bisi, Ibrid Cracovia, Photography

Alessandra Bisi

Ibrid Cracovia, 2018
18.5 x 13.8 x 0.6 inch


Nadine Track, Central Park, Photography

Nadine Track

Central Park, 2015
48 x 75.2 inch


Shen Yongji, Eventually Unified to the Original, Photography

Shen Yongji

Eventually Unified to the Original, 2015
35.4 x 43.3 x 0.4 inch


Guillaume Herbaut, Tchernobyl, Photography

Guillaume Herbaut

Tchernobyl, 2009
23.6 x 29.5 x 0 inch


Fabien Novarino, Urban Girl, Photography

Fabien Novarino

Urban Girl, 2020
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


CharlElie Couture, Manhattan Photo-Grafs, Photography

CharlElie Couture

Manhattan Photo-Grafs, 2009
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Edi Hirose, Expansión 5928, Photography

Edi Hirose

Expansión 5928, 2013
53.5 x 43.3 inch


Sophie Mabille, Calacuccia, Photography

Sophie Mabille

Calacuccia, 2014
39.4 x 59.1 x 0.4 inch


Pep Ventosa, Rio de la Madoneta, Venice, Photography

Pep Ventosa

Rio de la Madoneta, Venice, 2018
36 x 24 x 1 inch


Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Monument for Vittorio Emmanuelle, Photography

Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Wrapped Monument for Vittorio Emmanuelle, 1970
34 x 28 inch


Thomas Lamadieu, Séoul, Photography

Thomas Lamadieu

Séoul, 2016
39.4 x 29.5 x 0.4 inch


Arthur Hent, Self-Portrait 20.62, Photography

Arthur Hent

Self-Portrait 20.62, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 1 inch


Papa Mesk, Paris 13 ème Olympiades Vibes N°3, Photography

Papa Mesk

Paris 13 ème Olympiades Vibes N°3, 2018
31.5 x 17.7 x 0.4 inch


Jean Valera, Le Grand Geroldseck 3, Photography

Jean Valera

Le Grand Geroldseck 3, 2017
15.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch


Jean-Michel Berts, Tour Eiffel brume, Photography

Jean-Michel Berts

Tour Eiffel brume, 2012
59.1 x 43.3 x 0.8 inch


Pedro Correa, Heaven Burning, Photography

Pedro Correa

Heaven Burning, 2014
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Thomas Dellert, Pepsi Monroe American Bar, Photography

Thomas Dellert

Pepsi Monroe American Bar, 2016
23.6 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Phil Carrière, Spanish Castel Magic, Photography

Phil Carrière

Spanish Castel Magic, 2018
42.5 x 28.3 x 1.6 inch


Anne-Marie Toporkoff, Les ponts de la Seine, Photography

Anne-Marie Toporkoff

Les ponts de la Seine, 1985
12.2 x 7.3 inch


Our recommendations Thomas Jorion, Intersticio, Photography

Thomas Jorion

Intersticio, 2015
47.2 x 37.8 x 0.8 inch


Fabien Vieilletoile, Ascenseur Pédestre, Photography

Fabien Vieilletoile

Ascenseur Pédestre, 2012
36.6 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch


Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde, While You Were Sleeping, Photography

Kirsten Thys van den Audenaerde

While You Were Sleeping, 2019
7.9 x 7.9 x 0 inch


Franck Guedj, Impulse 1.0, Photography

Franck Guedj

Impulse 1.0, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


James Cooper, Carmelite Monastery, Photography

James Cooper

Carmelite Monastery, 2010
24 x 34 inch


Linda Chapman, Outside In II, Photography

Linda Chapman

Outside In II, 2019
33.1 x 23.2 x 0 inch


Anaïs Legeay, Lines 1, Photography

Anaïs Legeay

Lines 1, 2014
11.8 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch


Jean-Paul Baret, N°1150, Photography

Jean-Paul Baret

N°1150, 2017
23.6 x 23.6 inch


Eduard Boev, Fireworks of colours, Photography

Eduard Boev

Fireworks of colours, 2020
24 x 30 x 1 inch


Our recommendations Daffke Hollstein, P090809-01, Photography

Daffke Hollstein

P090809-01, 2009
20.5 x 16.5 x 0.4 inch


Marina Sersale, Aquarium, Genoa, Photography

Marina Sersale

Aquarium, Genoa, 2015
7.9 x 7.9 inch


Melvin Sokolsky, Fly Dior, Photography

Melvin Sokolsky

Fly Dior, 1963
29.9 x 29.9 inch


Pierre Radisic, Sans Titre, Photography

Pierre Radisic

Sans Titre, 2017
36.1 x 36.1 x 0 inch


Adrianna MJW, Megève winter, Photography

Adrianna MJW

Megève winter, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.3 inch


Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev, Architecture I, Photography

Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev

Architecture I, 2015
76.8 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


Murat Germen, Facsimile - Istanbul, Kuzguncuk #8, Photography

Murat Germen

Facsimile - Istanbul, Kuzguncuk #8, 2012
31.5 x 98.4 x 0.4 inch


Roman Koenig, Serie New World #3, Photography

Roman Koenig

Serie New World #3, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 2 inch


Alejandra Carles-Tolra, The Shadows Of The Birds, Mission Hill, Photography

Alejandra Carles-Tolra

The Shadows Of The Birds, Mission Hill, 2012
19.7 x 19.7 inch


Our recommendations Georges Rousse, Dravert, Photography

Georges Rousse

Dravert, 2006
70.9 x 90.6 inch


Romain Thiery, Requiem pour pianos 31, Photography

Romain Thiery

Requiem pour pianos 31, 2018
19.7 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch


Giorgio Di Maio, Feminine / Milan, February 2018 #1, Photography

Giorgio Di Maio

Feminine / Milan, February 2018 #1, 2018
15.7 x 23.6 inch


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