Chapter 5 examines two of the components of the tripartite 1927 Stuttgart Werkbund Exhibition “The Dwelling”, to show how photography helped construct a campaign for modernism by affiliating groups of buildings separated by space, time, and architectural intention. The chapter also considers how the photographs of “The Dwelling” projected a vision of modern architecture that had not yet come to pass. The role of photographic propaganda is considered in three aspects in these two chapters: in relation to a single building; in relation to a photographic exhibition; and in relation to a building exhibition then disseminated widely through photographs. In each case projective effects are weighed in relation to historical narratives and contemporary accounts.
Keywords: architectural photography, modern architecture, architectural montage, architectural abstraction, pictorial architecture, visual culture, virtual space, postwar abstraction, New Brutalism, postmodernism
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