February 16, 2006
Robert Polidori’s Metropolis
By Robert Polidori
With Martin C. Pedersen and Criswell Lappin
Not only is he one of the world’s preeminent architecture photographers, Robert Polidori is also—as his popular book Havana proved—a master of urban portraiture. 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, takes us to war-torn Beirut and Brasilia and other world capitals, talks about what makes a building photogenic, how he shoots buildings he doesn’t like, his favorite architects, and his love of mosques. A look at the world’s great cities as seen through the eyes of a sharp social observer—and a great photographer.
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