photography

Floating Mushroom in Lost Lagoon

January 18, 2010

Floating Mushroom in Lost Lagoon

More from Vancouver Art in the Sixties. This electronic sound work is called Floating Mushroom, by Dennis Vance, September 30, 1969. Photo by Michael de Courcy. Nice piece and nice pea coat.

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Spomenik: The End of History, by Jan Kempenaers

November 14, 2009

Spomenik: The End of History, by Jan Kempenaers

Photo essay of post-war Yugoslavian monuments and architecture by Belgian artist Jan Kempenaers, from the Crown Gallery site. “Spomenik” means monument, and all of these structures were meant to commemorate WWII losses and point to progress and a generally utopian future.

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Vancouver’s Selwyn Pullan

August 22, 2009

Vancouver’s Selwyn Pullan

Selwyn Pullan is Vancouver’s most prolific architectural photographer of midcentury modern houses and buildings. He’s 86 now, and recently a collection of his photographs has been shown at the West Vancouver Museum (which make sense, since so much of Vancouver’s modern housing is located in that municipality across the harbour), and at the Charles H.

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Cosmic dust, on tumblr

April 16, 2009

Cosmic dust, on tumblr

If tumblr is a bellwether—and it may not be—then the sixties & seventies are back, in style if not in substance. So many of tumblr’s weird little blogs, each of them a kind of eclectic personal bulletin board, feature this kind of rock and roll Hair: The Musical meets back-to-the-land handmade-house thing.

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More iconic Julius Shulman photographs

April 7, 2009

More iconic Julius Shulman photographs

From the Taschen bio of Shulman:

American photographer Julius Shulman’s images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable.

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