Architectural Photography

Reconnaissance

Nic Lehoux


  • Foreword by
  • Renzo Piano
  •  
  • Introduction by
  • James Russell
  •  
  • Photography by
  • Nic Lehoux
  •  
  • Interview by
  • Vladimir Belogolovsky
  •  
  • Edited by
  • Oscar Riera Ojeda
  •  

Reconnaissance

Nic Lehoux

Architectural Photography

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  • contributors

  • Foreword by Renzo Piano
  • Introduction by James Russell
  • Photography by Nic Lehoux
  • Interview by Vladimir Belogolovsky
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda
  • specifications

  • Edition: Hardcover in Box
  • Size: 11 x 9.5 in / 279 x 241 mm
  • Format: Portrait
  • Pages: 294
  • Publication date: 07-2016
  • Language: English
  • Photographs: 400
  • Weight: 2.5 kgs
  • Rights: World Rights Available
  • Price: USD $75 / €68 / ₤48
  • ISBN: 978-988-12250-5-4
  • description

  • Reconnaissance presents a cross-section of the work of Canadian-born architecture photographer Nic Lehoux. The photographs featured were taken throughout the past decade, presenting a selection of both personal and professional work. An overarching feature of this collection is also one of Lehoux’s trademarks: a rare ability to capture people within the built environment at the decisive moment. The book includes several thematic essays, many of them exploring marginal environments in urban landscapes to depict a rapidly changing world. This global outlook includes studies of Shanghai, where older sections of the city are disappearing at a frightening rate, and several different locations in the USA and Europe, where industrial urban areas are decaying at a similar pace. In another photo-essay, Lehoux uses his distinctive “selective focus” style to capture the essence of the ancient city of Matera in Italy. A further exhaustive photo-essay, on the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, includes both personal and professional elements. The work Lehoux has done for some of the world’s most influential and progressive architects is also featured within themes that dictate the essential strengths of his work: “Form” contains images of architectural abstraction and compositional purity; “Light” is an exaltation of architecture’s most noble tool; “Texture” documents the variety and poetry of surfaces, while “Object” and “Space” depict the beauty of tangible and elusive shapes. This book features over 200 original images and is produced as part of a joint project between Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers and the Architectural Photography Foundation. It accompanies an exhibition of the photography featured, which, in 2012, toured through the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzen.The book includes several thematic essays, many of them exploring marginal environments in urban landscapes to depict a rapidly changing world. This global outlook includes studies of Shanghai, where older sections of the city are disappearing at a frightening rate, and several different locations in the USA and Europe, where industrial urban areas are decaying at a similar pace. In another photo-essay, Lehoux uses his distinctive ‘selective focus' style to capture the essence of the ancient city of Matera in Italy. A further exhaustive photo-essay, on the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, includes both personal and professional elements. The work Lehoux has done for some of the world's most influential and progressive architects is also featured within themes that dictate the essential strengths of his work: ‘Form' contains images of architectural abstraction and compositional purity; ‘Light' is an exaltation of architecture's most noble tool; ‘Texture' documents the variety and poetry of surfaces; while ‘Object' and ‘Space' depict the beauty of tangible and elusive shapes. This book features over 200 original images and is produced as part of joint project between Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers and the Architectural Photography Foundation. It accompanies an exhibition of the photography featured which in 2012 toured through the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzen.  
  • biographies

  • Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting, and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press. His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henry Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

    James Russell is the architecture critic for Bloomberg News. His commen- taries also appear on the Bloomberg Muse website. He has been a regular guest on Bloomberg radio and TV. For eighteen years, Russell was an editor at Architectural Record magazine, the premier American journal for practicing architects, which he helped to earn a National Magazine Award for General Excellence (2003). His book, The Agile City: Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change was published by Island Press in 2011. Russell earned a Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design degree from the University of Washington. He also attended Evergreen State College.

    Renzo Piano, the 1998 Pritzker Prize winner, is perhaps best known for his controversial design of the Centre Georges Pompidou, located in the heart of Paris and completed in 1978. Conceived in collaboration with English architect Richard Rogers, and described by Piano as “a joyful urban machine … a creature that might have come from a Jules Verne book,” Beaubourg, as it is called, has become a cultural icon, expressive of Piano’s love of technology. Born in Genoa in 1937, Piano comes from a family of builders. Following his graduation from Milan Polytechnic Architecture School in 1964, he worked in his father’s construction company and later was associated with the offices of Louis Kahn in Philadelphia and Z. S. Mackowsky in London. He formed Renzo Piano Building Workshop in 1980, which now has offices in Paris, Genoa, and Berlin. 

    Vladimir Belogolovsky is the founder of New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, which focuses on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. Trained as an architect at Cooper Union in New York, he has published over 150 articles in American, European, and Russian publications, as well as several books including Felix Novikov for the Masters of Soviet Architecture series, GreenHouse on leading sustainable projects, and Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985, which was coauthored with architect Felix Novikov. 

  • other editions available

  • Hardcover, premium edition limited to forty sets in clamshell box with ten signed prints
    Price: Upon request (sales@oscarrieraojeda.com).
    ISBN: 978-988-12252-9-0

Reconnaissance presents a cross-section of the work of Canadian-born architecture photographer Nic Lehoux. The photographs featured were taken throughout the past decade, presenting a selection of both personal and professional work. An overarching feature of this collection is also one of Lehoux’s trademarks: a rare ability to capture people within the built environment at the decisive moment. The book includes several thematic essays, many of them exploring marginal environments in urban landscapes to depict a rapidly changing world. This global outlook includes studies of Shanghai, where older sections of the city are disappearing at a frightening rate, and several different locations in the USA and Europe, where industrial urban areas are decaying at a similar pace. In another photo-essay, Lehoux uses his distinctive “selective focus” style to capture the essence of the ancient city of Matera in Italy. A further exhaustive photo-essay, on the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, includes both personal and professional elements. The work Lehoux has done for some of the world’s most influential and progressive architects is also featured within themes that dictate the essential strengths of his work: “Form” contains images of architectural abstraction and compositional purity; “Light” is an exaltation of architecture’s most noble tool; “Texture” documents the variety and poetry of surfaces, while “Object” and “Space” depict the beauty of tangible and elusive shapes. This book features over 200 original images and is produced as part of a joint project between Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers and the Architectural Photography Foundation. It accompanies an exhibition of the photography featured, which, in 2012, toured through the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzen.The book includes several thematic essays, many of them exploring marginal environments in urban landscapes to depict a rapidly changing world. This global outlook includes studies of Shanghai, where older sections of the city are disappearing at a frightening rate, and several different locations in the USA and Europe, where industrial urban areas are decaying at a similar pace. In another photo-essay, Lehoux uses his distinctive ‘selective focus' style to capture the essence of the ancient city of Matera in Italy. A further exhaustive photo-essay, on the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, includes both personal and professional elements. The work Lehoux has done for some of the world's most influential and progressive architects is also featured within themes that dictate the essential strengths of his work: ‘Form' contains images of architectural abstraction and compositional purity; ‘Light' is an exaltation of architecture's most noble tool; ‘Texture' documents the variety and poetry of surfaces; while ‘Object' and ‘Space' depict the beauty of tangible and elusive shapes. This book features over 200 original images and is produced as part of joint project between Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers and the Architectural Photography Foundation. It accompanies an exhibition of the photography featured which in 2012 toured through the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzen.  

  • Foreword by Renzo Piano
  • Introduction by James Russell
  • Photography by Nic Lehoux
  • Interview by Vladimir Belogolovsky
  • Edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda

Contributors Biographies

Nic Lehoux is a Canadian architectural photographer who works with architects that push the boundaries of design of the built environment. Nic is regularly commissioned to document significant buildings around the world with his unique eye, lighting, and sense of composition. His images are frequently published in the international architectural press. His professional work puts a particular emphasis on incorporating people within tightly-composed architectural photographs. Nic is influenced by the concept of the “decisive moment” – popularized by Henry Cartier-Bresson – which he adapts to the rigors of architectural photography. His images therefore serve as a reflection on the interaction of people with the built environment.

James Russell is the architecture critic for Bloomberg News. His commen- taries also appear on the Bloomberg Muse website. He has been a regular guest on Bloomberg radio and TV. For eighteen years, Russell was an editor at Architectural Record magazine, the premier American journal for practicing architects, which he helped to earn a National Magazine Award for General Excellence (2003). His book, The Agile City: Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change was published by Island Press in 2011. Russell earned a Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design degree from the University of Washington. He also attended Evergreen State College.

Renzo Piano, the 1998 Pritzker Prize winner, is perhaps best known for his controversial design of the Centre Georges Pompidou, located in the heart of Paris and completed in 1978. Conceived in collaboration with English architect Richard Rogers, and described by Piano as “a joyful urban machine … a creature that might have come from a Jules Verne book,” Beaubourg, as it is called, has become a cultural icon, expressive of Piano’s love of technology. Born in Genoa in 1937, Piano comes from a family of builders. Following his graduation from Milan Polytechnic Architecture School in 1964, he worked in his father’s construction company and later was associated with the offices of Louis Kahn in Philadelphia and Z. S. Mackowsky in London. He formed Renzo Piano Building Workshop in 1980, which now has offices in Paris, Genoa, and Berlin. 

Vladimir Belogolovsky is the founder of New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, which focuses on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. Trained as an architect at Cooper Union in New York, he has published over 150 articles in American, European, and Russian publications, as well as several books including Felix Novikov for the Masters of Soviet Architecture series, GreenHouse on leading sustainable projects, and Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985, which was coauthored with architect Felix Novikov. 

  • Edition:Hardcover in Box
  • Size:11 x 9.5 in / 279 x 241 mm
  • Format:Portrait
  • Pages:294
  • Publication date: 07-2016
  • Language:English
  • Photographs:400
  • Weight:2.5 kgs
  • Rights:World Rights Available
  • Price:USD $75 / €68 / ₤48
  • ISBN:978-988-12250-5-4

Other Editions Available

  • Hardcover, premium edition limited to forty sets in clamshell box with ten signed prints
    Price: Upon request (sales@oscarrieraojeda.com).
    ISBN: 978-988-12252-9-0