Composing Space

The Photographs of Hélène Binet

Limited edition of the only monograph on the work of Hélène Binet, the contemporary photographer of choice for today’s major architects

Hélène Binet


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About the book
This book is an elegant overview of Binet’s career, bringing together black & white and color work. It is divided into thematic sections, each highlighting specific architects and designers as well as a particular aspect of their work that Binet’s dramatic photographs draw out and present. Interludes of more personal work, primarily abstract landscapes, show a different aspect of Binet’s work. Accompanying texts and conversations will highlight the ideas that inform Binet’s work, including abstraction, the importance of materiality and light, the experience of space, and the emotional power of architecture.


About the author(s)
Hélène Binet was born in 1959 in Switzerland. After studying photography at the Instituto Europeo de Design in Rome, she worked for two years as a photographer at the Grand Theatre de Geneve before coming to architectural photographs. She has worked with David Chipperfield, Tony Fretton, Zaha Hadid, Peter Zumthor, Sauerbruch Hutton, Coop Himmelb(l)au, and many others, photographing some of the world's most spectacular, influential, and powerful buildings. A master at capturing what Le Corbusier called the ‘masterful, correct, and magnificent play of volumes brought together in light’, Binet takes pictures that give the viewer a unique and compelling experience of space.

Mark Pimlott (b.1958) is an artist and designer, whose practice incorporates photography, installation, places and interiors. He studied architecture at McGill University and the Architectural Association, and fine art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Pimlott is the author of Without and Within: Essays on Territory and the Interior (2007); In passing: Mark Pimlott Photographs was published in 2010. He is currently assistant professor of architecture/interior at Delft University of Technology.

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