donderdag 29 april 2010

Benthem Crouwel Edwin Zwakman Architecture Photography

Edwin Zwakman – Benthem Crouwel
Designed by Bart de Haas
48 pp / 210 x 297 mm / paperback
ISBN 978 90 6450 695 6
published 2009
At first sight, the photos of artist Edwin Zwakman seem documentary: a backyard, a kitchen or breakfast table photographed in a traditional manner. A second look reveals certain details or a perspective that does not quite fit. Zwakman confuses the viewer by photographing a scale model as if it is the real building. Fascinated by this procedure, Benthem Crouwel asked Zwakman for a photo project featuring the three buildings by this architectural office that are included in the Dutch miniature city of Madurodam: the High Speed Train Bridge over Hollandsch Diep, Schiphol Airport, and the future Utrecht Central Station. The scale models are simplified, subjected to weather and populated by merry, slanting dolls. Here, Zwakman meticulously sought out typical Benthem Crouwel qualities such as transparency, visible construction and harmonious interaction between large-scale and the individual. See also fake but accurate / Edwin Zwakman ...

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