At the Boston Society of Architects the Architectural Photography Network is a BSA sub-committee. The blurb defining this committee is:
Great photography promotes great architecture, and this group of professionals works to do just that-- elevating the understanding of architectural photography as a business and a creative practice.This committee meets at 6:30 pm on the fourth Monday of every month. For more information, contact co-chairs Andrew Barr (508-362-9754) or Lynne Damianos (508-872-4880).
On Feb 28th, Amy Finstein Ph.D will present a program on the elevated highway system along Boston's waterfront (now removed for the Big Dig) showing visual records (old photos) that document the changing perceptions of modern urban form.
Food to be provided to those who RSVP to the BSA by 9am that morning.
i wish i could be involved with that drew.
but unfortunately i have obligations every day until 730ish
will there be before the over pass photographs as well as
when it was there, and what it is like now ?
nishan bichajian recorded the city and surrounding neighborhoods
before the elevated was "installed" MIT has all the images
( and they are even on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-lib...7614966285159/ )
good luck with the program drew !
Thanks for that link. It's like a different world--some of the buildings are recognizable, but virtually all of the storefronts are changed. This one for us, though:
Originally Posted by jnanian
I don't have an answer to that John...Lynn organized this one but hopefully we have some images from before. This one it tailored toward Boston but she has studied others (I think Detroit is one she worked on)
a more updated blurb....:
The lens of the central artery: Imaging nine decades of change in Boston
The Architects Building
52 Broad Street, Boston
Remember the hulking green elevated highway that used to snake along Boston's waterfront? Amy Finstein Ph.D. joins the Architectural Photography Network on February 28 at 6:00 pm to present a perspective of the evolution and dissolution of Boston's central artery, showing how visual records document the changing perceptions of modern urban form.
Finstein teaches architectural and urban history at Massachusetts College of Art and Design's History of Art Department, specializing in 19th and 20th century American architecture. Her current research focuses on the impact of the automobile on architecture and urban design. She has taught previously at Wheaton College, Lesley University, and Boston Architectural College and holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, and a Ph.D. and M.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Sounds very interesting. Open to the public?
Postponed due to Boston weather....
Originally Posted by bill h