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Balthazar Korab, Eero Saarinen, TWA Flight Center New York, NY (Interior view from mezzanine level at night), 1964, gelatin silver print, 14 × 11".

Balthazar Korab

Christopher W. Mount Gallery

Balthazar Korab, Eero Saarinen, TWA Flight Center New York, NY (Interior view from mezzanine level at night), 1964, gelatin silver print, 14 × 11".

Balthazar Korab (1926–2013) thought himself “an architect who makes pictures rather than a photographer who is knowledgeable about architecture.” This exhibition—the first in this gallery, which is devoted to architecture and design—included nearly thirty silver gelatin prints of photos taken between 1959 and 1999. Exemplary in their ability to palpably convey what it means to occupy a building, these images validate Korab’s self-assessment and confirm his position in the firmament of architectural photographers that includes Julius Shulman, Ezra Stoller, Ken Hedrich, Henry Blessing, and Marvin Rand.

Like fellow Hungarians Lászlo Moholy-Nagy and Martin Munkacsi, Korab participated in the rich culture of Central Europe between the wars, and after studying architecture at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he attained great success as a professional

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