Out of Focus: When Photographic Archives Disappear – 9/27

Thursday, September 27, 2012 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Buell Hall, Room 200 This lecture by author and architect Pierluigi Serraino will address the gaps of knowledge and representation in the architectural discourse of modern architecture when photographic archives are either lost, unprocessed or in private hands, inaccessible for scholarly appraisal. Two case studies will be presented to demonstrate the correlation and causation between visibility of archival resources and identity formation in the construction of the architectural canon. While architectural photography is central in the delivery of this argument, additional... Read The Rest →