First edition, first printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover in a Fine dust jacket, protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs and text by Robert Polidori; contributions by Martin C. Pedersen, Criswell Lappin, and Elizabeth Culbert. 144 pages; 93 full-page color plates; 11.5 x 10.75 inches. A monograph on the architectural photography of Polidori. The images were selected by the photographer and are accompanied by stories of how they came about. From war-torn Beirut to the ruins of Petra to Brasilia and other world capitals, Polidori talks about what makes a building photogenic, how he shoots buildings he doesn't like, his favorite architects, and his love of mosques.
144pp, 93 color illustrations. "Not only is he one of the world's preeminent architectural photographers, Robert Polidori is also - as his popular book "Havana" proved - a master of urban portraiture. The Montreal-born photographer has made haunting studies of bombed-out buildings in Beirut, decaying New York tenements, Versailles rooms in dusty disarray, Brasilia's paean to spare '50s modernism, and, most recently, the abandoned, contaminated cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat. Taken together, they add to his ongoing project: the interpretation of the interrupted urban landscape. This new monograph combines the eye of a celebrated photographer with the distinctive voice of an artist and adventurer. Each breathtaking image (meticulously selected by the photographer from his own personal archive) is accompanied by a compelling first person account, based on interviews conducted by Martin C. Pedersen, executive editor of Metropolis magazine. Polidori tells behind-the-scene stories about the making of his photographs, talks about what makes a building photogenic, how he shoots buildings he doesn't like, his favorite architects, and his love of mosques. "Metropolis" is a look at the world's great cities as seen through the eyes of a sharp social observer, and a great photographer". A pristine copy additionally SIGNED AND DATED "Robert Polidori 2004" in the year of publication in black ink on the title page. Ships promptly & well-packed. Art & photography book specialists with an open shop for 30 years! Overseas shipping available. ROBERT POLIDORI'S METROPOLIS - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed and Dated by the Photographer. New York: Metropolis Books, 2004. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. 1-891024-98-1. Please read our full description and ask any questions before placing your order!