Photography of architecture: fact or fiction?

Manson, Andrew. (2006). Photography of architecture: fact or fiction? B.A. Thesis, School of Geography, Planning & Env Management, The University of Queensland.

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Author Manson, Andrew.
Thesis Title Photography of architecture: fact or fiction?
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning & Env Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2006
Thesis type B.A. Thesis
Supervisor Pedro Guedes
Total pages 70
Language eng
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Formatted abstract

It is becoming increasing evident that the credibility of photography is under attack and not only from professionals but also from the general public. In particular, the photography of architecture is constantly being questioned for its authenticity and accuracy in displaying the demanding subject of architecture. It seems that the observer is no longer as gullible as they once were and are now aware of the potentially manipulative capabilities of photography. Through this dissertation, the truths behind the medium of photography will be exposed and analysed for their association with the practice of architecture. Not only has research been executed on the subject, but also some of these photographic truths have been subjected to the critical eye of the public through an exhibition which was also title, Photography of Architecture: Fact or Fiction. This exhibition, through the experience of the attendees, helped to expose even more avenues of research, which as a result created a holistic view of the topic. Ultimately, this resulted in a plethora of controversial facts about the almost deceitful nature of photography. Surprisingly, such atrocities are not only occurring in the technologically advanced, modern world but have also been occurring since photography was initially invented. The values of authenticity and credibility which photography was originally renowned for are now up for debate.

Keyword Archicture -- Photography

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