Ezra Stoller Photographer Nina Rappaport, Erica Stoller, Akiko Busch, John Morris Dixon, Andy Grundberg

Publication date:
30 Oct 2012
288 pages: 305 x 229 x 30mm
59 colour images + 217 black-&-white illustrations

Ezra Stoller's iconic photographs of 20th-century architectural masterpieces, such as Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building, are often cited in aiding the rise of modernism in America. Stoller (1915-2004) elevated architectural photography to an art form, capturing the mood of numerous buildings in their best light. Living and working in New York from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, Stoller photographed buildings by such architects as Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Marcel Breuer, Paul Rudolph, and Louis I. Kahn. His striking images earned him the admiration of critics and contemporaries, but few people are aware of the stunning breadth of his oeuvre, which also included domestic and industrial spaces and important editorial depictions of American labor in the 1950s and 1960s. Ezra Stoller, Photographer, a long-awaited and lavishly illustrated survey of Stoller's artistic accomplishments, examines the photographer's full range with a fresh eye and unprecedented scope, offering a unique commentary on postwar America's changing landscape.

Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, a curator, and a historian. Erica Stoller is director of Esto, the photographic agency founded by Ezra Stoller. Andy Grundberg is chair of the photography department and dean of the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Akiko Busch is the author of several books, including Geography of Home: Writings on Where We Live. John Morris Dixon is former editor of Progressive Architecture and has written for such publications as Architect, Architectural Record, and Competitions.

Ezra Stoller: Photographer is the definitive publication on history’s leading architectural photographer. Compared to the previous monograph on him, Modern Architecture: Photographs by Ezra Stoller, this one offers a comprehensive view of his work, expanding his facet as a photographer of architecture by throwing light on the part of him that was also an exceptional photographer of factories, machinery and industrial processes.”—Montse Zamorano, Arquitectura Viva Issue 153