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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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Price: USD$150.00

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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.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 233 mm (11 3/8 x 9 1/8 in)
Pages: 224 pp
Illustrations: 180 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714861197

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.

"Over the past 25 years, Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet has gained renown for her large-format black-and-white photographs. Her first monograph... showcases her ethereal images."—Surface Magazine

"Charts the organic development of [Binet's] career over the past two decades... It's an intuitive, romantic approach that runs counter to the straightforward rendering of most architectural photographers, and is all the better for it. Binet achieves a rare intimacy, a visual dialog between camera and structure, that borders on the exhilarating."—B&W Magazine

"Over the past 25 years, Swiss-French photographer Hélène Binet has gained renown for her large-format black-and-white photographs. Her first monograph... showcases her ethereal images."—Surface Magazine

"Charts the organic development of [Binet's] career over the past two decades... It's an intuitive, romantic approach that runs counter to the straightforward rendering of most architectural photographers, and is all the better for it. Binet achieves a rare intimacy, a visual dialog between camera and structure, that borders on the exhilarating."—B&W Magazine


 

 

 
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