Andrew Higgott: Camera Constructs: Photography's Remaking of Architecture

Department of Architecture Fall 2012 Lecture Series

Andrew Higgott has been teaching the history and theory of architecture since the 1980s, principally at the University of East London and the Architectural Association School in London. His 2007 book, Mediating Modernism: Architectural Cultures in Britain, is notable among his other publications on architectural theory and history in books and journals. Higgott will be talking about his recently published book Camera Constructs, coedited with Timothy Wray. It is the first book to reflect critically on the complex and problematic relationship between photography, architecture, and the modern city. It illustrates just how modern architecture's development has been dependent on photography, and the responsibility that the published photograph has had for how we understand architecture and the city.