Helene Binet

Helene Binet

Marco Iuliano, Martino Stierli
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Over a period of forty years, Helene Binet has photographed both contemporary and historical architecture. 

This is the complete monograph of her work, with two extensive critical essays.

Marco Iuliano details Helene Binet's background, from her childhood in the Italian fishing village of Sperlonga and in Rome, through her early "discovery" of architectural photographer Lucien Herve, to other significant influences, like the collaborations with Daniel Libeskind, John Hejduk and the connections at the Architectural Association (AA) in London where she met Zaha Hadid. The essay highlights in detail Binet's approach to photography, her process and archive.

Martino Stierli sets Binet's work within the conceptual framework of architectural photography, discussing whether an architectural photograph is an inventory of a building or space, a translation into a two-dimensional image or, rather, an image in its own right; an artefact that loosely relates to the original object or phenomenon. Within this context, Stierli argues that Binet's oeuvre seems to oscillate between two obsessions: a desire to translate spatial phenomena into the two-dimensional space of the image and a quest to articulate the modulation of light on a surface.

The two essays are followed by a catalogue of Binet's work, which is framed within a series of her recurring themes emerged through dialogues between the authors and the photographer.

Author: Marco Iuliano, Martino Stierli 

Publisher: Lund Humphries

Format: Hardback

Pages: 160

ISBN: 99781848225947

Publication Date:  March 2024