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Integral Lens

Exploring the material sublime

by Pygmalion Karatzas

Features & Details

Primary Category: Arts & Photography books

Hardcover, Imagewrap

Size: Large Square, 12x12 in, 30x30 cm

Pages: 126

Publish Date: June 21, 2017

Language: English

About the book

Award-winning fine art photographic collection of architecture and cityscapes from United States by architect and photographer Pygmalion Karatzas. A project sponsored by Fulbright Foundation Greece in affiliation with the College of Architecture and Design of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Forward by professor Mark DeKay.

“The photographs themselves take a range of subjects, both city and nature, buildings and contexts, interiors and exteriors, wholes and parts, full of people and empty of habitation, frozen structures and dynamic skies—cityscapes, urban waterscapes and wild landscapes. The wide-angle Karatzas lens ranges widely. If integral consciousness is “aperspectival” (meaning beyond individual perspectives), as Jean Gebser put it, then something of this lens is available to viewers of this work. Although filled with page-turning anticipation about what comes next, this is not work to be glanced over as a coffee-table fashion book. I encourage you to take a long-exposure view of each image. Let the Integral Lens take you somewhere.” 

—  Prof. Mark DeKay, Author ‘Integral Sustainable Design’

"In this book, Karatzas demonstrates his special sensitivity to light, space, and form. We are fortunate to be able to view the world through his lens and glimpse our built environment with the eyes of a master."
— Alexander Strecker, Managing Editor, LensCulture 


“The magnificent color and black/white photographs with their sharp outline, atmospheric lighting, soft colors and wide angle immediately impress on the viewer an image of the expansiveness and variety of the American landscape both urban and natural.” 

— Els Siakos Hanappe, Program Coordinator, Fulbright Foundation Greece

“The Pygmalion Karatzas photograph seems to stop a time passing too quickly. Pygmalion dominates the taking of images using long expositions to perfection, impregnating his scenes of a unique atmosphere, thus obtaining an unmistakable point of view with a strong seal and a marked personality.”  
—  Maxim Panés, Founder & Director, Dodho Magazine

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