T. John Hughes discusses and signs Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared From Our Cities at the Morris Book Shop at 6 pm on Monday, June 6.
"The Morris Book Shop is happy to host T. John Hughes as he discusses and signs his new book, "Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared From Our Cities."
About the book:
Apparitions features a wide array of ghostlystructures from the past overlaid over current buildings
With multiple locations in over sixty cities,including New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, and Indianapolis
Emphasizes the architectural style, historic andcultural significance, controversies, or anecdotes
Includes a snapshot of architecture in progress,with richly illustrated photography and descriptive narratives
Apparitionsis a photography project about buildings that that have vanished from ourcities. Ghosted pictures of these structures are combined with current photosof their former locations in single images, with informative text panels tooutline the design aesthetics. This unique aesthetic approach provides anengaging way of telling stories of change in our built environments, exploringa wonderful historical narrative that commemorates architecture in space andtime, a way to showcase the preservation of memory. National in scope andincluding a variety of building types, Apparitions comprises photographs frommore than sixty cities across the United States.
Citiesfeatured in this book include:
Albuquerque;Asheville; Atlanta; Atlantic City; Austin; Baltimore; Biloxi; Birmingham;Boston; Buffalo; Charleston, SC; Charleston, WV; Charlotte; Chicago;Cincinnati; Cleveland; Columbia, SC; Columbus; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; FortWorth; Galveston; Hartford; Houston; Indianapolis; Kansas City, KA; KansasCity. MO; Las Vegas; Lexington; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Memphis; Miami;Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Nashville; New Orleans; New York; Oakland; Omaha;Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh; Portland, Oregon; Providence;Richmond; Sacramento; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; San Diego; Savannah;Seattle; St. Louis; Tampa; Washington, DC; Wilmington.
About the author:
T. John Hughes has thirty years experience as a commercial architectural photographer and is a faculty member of the Art Institute of Colorado, in Denver, where he also specialized in photo history. In recent years, he has focused on fine art projects related to architecture; change over time; cinema; and abstraction. One of his best-known endeavors is the "Cityscape" Panorama Project." Begun in 1992 it is an ongoing every-five-year documentation of downtown Denver cityscapes and streetscapes taken from the same vantage points. He continues to teach one course at the University of Colorado Graduate School of Architecture."