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Outlinining Outstanding Buildings

Mexican artist Jose Dávila took his photographs of famous buildings from across the world and physically cut the buildings out of images, leaving only their outlines. Do we still recognize them? Do we have a visual memory of what was there? He poses these questions with his new book, There But Not (powerHouse Books, 2013). Dávila, trained as an architect, “saw that by focusing on just the silhouette of major architectural works, while sill within their immediate environment, their grandeur was heightened beyond their undeniable visual allure,” powerHouse Books said in a statement. “A unique appreciation for architectural form and creative genius develops when the viewer is confronted with the blank space where a building used to be, but now, on the page, is not.” To see more of Dávila’s cut outs, visit his site.

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