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John Gollings: The History of the Built World

John Gollings: The History of the Built World


"Architecture - the mother of the arts - exerts a privileged claim on our collective respect. Globally and throughout history, architecture exists alongside the highest expressions of human endeavour. It codifies in built form a society's values - transcending utility, transcending style, transcending time and place.  

I am a photographer of architecture. My purpose is to identify the quintessential elements and intrinsic dignity of architectural works, ancient and modern, and to convey these sometimes nebulous attributes through the palpable, visual power of form. I try to encapsulate this in a single image." - John Gollings AM.

John Gollings is Australia's pre-eminent photographer of the built environment,. Fior t the past 50 Years he as been synthesising his interest in photography and architecture to explore the cultural construction of social spaces. In 2017 the Monash Gallery of Art presented the first survey of Golling's photographic practice, John Gollings: The history of the built world.

This travelling exhibition from the MGA is open at the Museum of Sydney from 30th November 2019-26 April 2020.

Published 2019
60 pages 
300mm x 300mm
ISBN 9781876764043

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