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Mon 12.10.2012

Oculus Book Talk: Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller Present Ezra Stoller, Photographer


When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, DECEMBER 10

Where: At The Center   

Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller will present their new book Ezra Stoller, Photographer.

Ezra Stoller (1915–2004) elevated architectural photography to an art form, shooting impeccable images of Modernist buildings. Living and working in New York from the early 1940s to the mid-1970s, he photographed such mid-century masterpieces as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, as well as structures by Alvar Aalto, Louis Kahn, Eero Saarinen, and others. Critically acclaimed for his precise attention to form, detail, and light, Stoller is often cited as aiding the rise of Modernism in America. He received the AIA Architectural Photography Medal in 1961.

However, he is less well known as an accomplished photographer of industrial and domestic spaces. Ezra Stoller, Photographer examines the full extent of Stoller’s oeuvre, highlighting his editorial spreads of homes and factories during the 1950s and 1960s, to provide a fresh perspective on his unparalleled portraits of post-war America.

Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, and historian. Erica Stoller is the director of Esto, the photo agency founded by her father, and manages the archive of Ezra Stoller's work.


Free for AIA members and students with valid student ID - RSVP using the form to the right 
$10 for non-members - PURCHASE A TICKET

Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee

Oculus Book Seller: McNally Jackson Books | 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012 | 212.274.1160

About Oculus Book Talks

Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.

2012 Book Talk Series:

Monday, January 9, 2012: Grahame Shane, Urban Design Since 1945
Thursday, February 9, 2012: Charles Bloszies, Old Buildings, New Designs: Architectural Transformations
Monday, March 12, 2012: Guy Gugliotta, Freedom's Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
Wednesday, April 4, 2012: Alexandra Lange, Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities
Monday, April 30, 2012: Kenneth Frampton, Five North American Architects
Monday, June 11, 2012: Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders, Groundwork
Monday, July 9, 2012: John Hill, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
Monday, August 13, 2012: Joshua David, High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
Monday, September 10, 2012: Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
Monday, October 15, 2012: David Adjaye, African Metropolitan Architecture
Monday, November 12, 2012: Jeff Speck, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Monday, December 10, 2012: Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller Present Ezra Stoller, Photographer

2013 Book Talk Series:

Monday, January 14, 2013: Robert Geddes, Fit: An Architect's Manifesto


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