[UCP Books]: After You Left / They Took It Apart: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
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"After You Left, They Took It Apart, the culmination of an obsessive seven-year-long photographic preservation project, restores dignity to these homes once again, even as they are ravaged by time and neglect and facing imminent demolition. Mottalini’s haunting images are a stark reminder that nothing is forever."
—Brook Hodge, New York Times Magazine and Wallpaper*
By Chris Mottalini
US Publication Date: November 1, 2013 | ISBN: 978-1-935-19545-0 | Cloth $50.00
Photographer Chris Mottalini visited three abandoned Paul Rudolph homes awaiting demolition. His photos present these onetime symbols of opulence and power at their most vulnerable and defeated. The photos speak to the ephemeral nature of contemporary taste, and its uneasy relationship with history, as well as the consequences of modernism on our visual lexicon. And in a final coda, the pictures themselves serve to preserve these masterpieces long after time and tastes move on.