Architectural Photography

Arches

Architecture´s Most Enduring Element


  • Text by
  • Beth Dunlop
  •  
  • Photography by
  • Carlos Domenech
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

Arches

Architecture´s Most Enduring Element

Architectural Photography

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  • contributors

  • Text by Beth Dunlop
  • Photography by Carlos Domenech
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
  • specifications

  • Edition: English Language
  • Size: 8 x 10 in / 203 x 255 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 320
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Photographs: 300
  • Weight: 1.6 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $65 / €59 / ₤42
  • description

  • Few architectural elements are more historic – or more evocative – than the arch. Though the arch first appeared in Mesopotamian architecture, as far back as 2000 BC, we usually think of it as a gift from the Romans. The arch, in its many incarnations, has played a central role in architectural history, spelling out the hopes and aspirations of entire countries and cultures – from the ornate peaked Gothic windows of the cathedral at Riems to the stark daunting parabola of the St. Louis Gateway. With rare exceptions (and the derring-do of Eero Saarinen's St. Louis arch is notable among them), the arch fell into disuse after the middle of the 20th Century. It was not modern. And yet, when one walks the streets of such cities as Miami and Los Angeles (among many others), they see arches in abundance. As architects strive to impart ideas of regionalism and culture, they are embracing the language of the past and bringing it forward into our times. This book examines the history of the arch, then brings it up to date. The story of the arch in architecture is revealed here with compelling photography that shows the "found arch" of more recent architectural history (as in early 20th Century buildings of Santa Barbara, Palm Beach or Coral Gables) and then examines its presence in contemporary structures. This book gives the reader an opportunity to explore the many dimensions and never-ceasing allure of the arch.
  • biographies

  • Beth Dunlop is an architecture critic, author and editor. She is the author of numerous books about architecture including Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams, Miami Trends and Traditions, A House for My Mother: Architects Build for their Families, Arquitectonica, and Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture. Most recently, she was editor-in-chief of the magazines and websites, HOME Miami, HOME Fort Lauderdale and HOME Los Angeles. She has written architecture criticism for The Miami Herald since 1980, and has won more than two dozen awards for her work over the years. Her writing has appeared in numerous national and international magazines. She lives in Miami Beach.

    Carlos Domenech is an architectural and fine art photographer whose body of work extends from international book and magazine publications to exhibitions in museums and galleries, and his work has been acquired by numerous private and museum collections. His architectural photography has been commissioned by clients throughout the U.S. and South America, including museums publishing catalogs for international exhibitions. His fine art photography has been installed in numerous commercial and private venues. Mr. Domenech lives in Miami and travels on assignments throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.

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Few architectural elements are more historic – or more evocative – than the arch. Though the arch first appeared in Mesopotamian architecture, as far back as 2000 BC, we usually think of it as a gift from the Romans. The arch, in its many incarnations, has played a central role in architectural history, spelling out the hopes and aspirations of entire countries and cultures – from the ornate peaked Gothic windows of the cathedral at Riems to the stark daunting parabola of the St. Louis Gateway. With rare exceptions (and the derring-do of Eero Saarinen's St. Louis arch is notable among them), the arch fell into disuse after the middle of the 20th Century. It was not modern. And yet, when one walks the streets of such cities as Miami and Los Angeles (among many others), they see arches in abundance. As architects strive to impart ideas of regionalism and culture, they are embracing the language of the past and bringing it forward into our times. This book examines the history of the arch, then brings it up to date. The story of the arch in architecture is revealed here with compelling photography that shows the "found arch" of more recent architectural history (as in early 20th Century buildings of Santa Barbara, Palm Beach or Coral Gables) and then examines its presence in contemporary structures. This book gives the reader an opportunity to explore the many dimensions and never-ceasing allure of the arch.

  • Text by Beth Dunlop
  • Photography by Carlos Domenech
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Beth Dunlop is an architecture critic, author and editor. She is the author of numerous books about architecture including Miami: Mediterranean Splendor and Deco Dreams, Miami Trends and Traditions, A House for My Mother: Architects Build for their Families, Arquitectonica, and Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture. Most recently, she was editor-in-chief of the magazines and websites, HOME Miami, HOME Fort Lauderdale and HOME Los Angeles. She has written architecture criticism for The Miami Herald since 1980, and has won more than two dozen awards for her work over the years. Her writing has appeared in numerous national and international magazines. She lives in Miami Beach.

Carlos Domenech is an architectural and fine art photographer whose body of work extends from international book and magazine publications to exhibitions in museums and galleries, and his work has been acquired by numerous private and museum collections. His architectural photography has been commissioned by clients throughout the U.S. and South America, including museums publishing catalogs for international exhibitions. His fine art photography has been installed in numerous commercial and private venues. Mr. Domenech lives in Miami and travels on assignments throughout Europe, Asia, and South America.

  • Edition:English Language
  • Size:8 x 10 in / 203 x 255 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:320
  • Binding:Hardcover
  • Photographs:300
  • Weight:1.6 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $65 / €59 / ₤42