Aglaia Konrad. Desert Cities

out of print

Christoph Keller (ed.)

JRP Ringier, Zurich, 2008

48,00

out of print

Aglaia Konrad focuses a direct gaze on programmed city extensions of Cairo such as 10th of Ramadan City, 15th of May City, Dreamland etc. This is not classic architectural or documentary photography: her way of seeing things is unadorned and draws our attention straight to the history of the real setting. The photographs show the application of “modernist” principles to architectual development in desert landscapes. They spotlight an improbable dialogue between imported models and vernacular elements, constructions and sites, desert and communities, modernity and tradition.

ISBN: 9783905829594

236 pages, 177 illustrations, 23 x 21 cm, paperback, English