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INSIGHTS INTO ARCHITECTURE

May 25th – October 6th, 2013
Palm Springs Art Museum

This exhibition is inspired by Ezra Stoller (1915-2004), a student of both architecture and industrial design, who began his career as a photographer in the late 1930s. His 1939 World’s Fair, Finnish Pavilion, Queens, New York, designed by Alvar Aalto, launched his career and his recognition as an acute observer of space and form. His photographs of work by architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and Marcel Breuer demonstrate his finely tuned sensitivity to light and shadow, translucency and solid form. Each of Stoller’s photographs is a study of the architect’s expression of modern architecture, as crisp as the buildings themselves.

This exhibition is inspired by Ezra Stoller (1915-2004), a student of both architecture and industrial design, who began his career as a photographer in the late 1930s. His 1939 World’s Fair, Finnish Pavilion, Queens, New York, designed by Alvar Aalto, launched his career and his recognition as an acute observer of space and form. His photographs of work by architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and Marcel Breuer demonstrate his finely tuned sensitivity to light and shadow, translucency and solid form. Each of Stoller’s photographs is a study of the architect’s expression of modern architecture, as crisp as the buildings themselves.

Stoller’s career spanned the arc of modern architecture from the late 1930s to the 1970s and through his published photographs the public learned about important buildings from New York to California. The examples on view are gifts of Dr. J. Patrick and Patricia A. Kennedy. Additional photographs by other architectural photographers in our permanent collection will accompany this exhibition.

This exhibition is organized by the Palm Springs Art Museum.