Among Buildings encourages readers to imagine afresh the buildings around us. A collaboration between photographer Tom Ross, architect and poet Michael Roper, and graphic designer Stuart Geddes, it reflects on 26 examples of significant Melbourne architecture through photography and poetry. This second edition of Among Buildings presents the work for the first time as a bound edition, beautifully presented in a lay-flat binding. The book includes an introductory section by architect, artist and poet Alex Selenitsch.
Exploiting the productive tension between the written word and the photographic image, the book draws upon aspects of place, myth, history, and personal experience in an open-ended exploration of some of Australia’s most iconic works of architecture, including Robin Boyd’s Featherston House, the Griffins’ Capitol Theatre, Yuncken Freeman’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl and many others. The publication makes no attempt to present a complete picture of the subject buildings, rather it presents a series of open-ended, personal reflections – fragments in a kaleidoscope of possible imaginings.
208 pages, 23.5 x 16.5 cm, softcover, Uro Publications (Melbourne).