Erieta Attali's Poetic Archaeology of Light Shows Architecture in Extreme Terrains

Erieta Attali's Poetic Archaeology of Light Shows Architecture in Extreme Terrains

Erieta Attali has devoted two decades to exploring the relationship between architecture and the landscape at the edges of the world. Attali’s photography interrogates how extreme conditions and demanding terrains provoke humankind to re-orient and center itself through architectural responses. Her unrelenting and highly physical expedition has seen her traverse four continents, working in isolated and remote terrains from Iceland to the Indian Ocean.

Marc Mimram / Solferino Bridge, Paris, France. Image © Erieta Attali

In Periphery | Archaeology of Light, Attali references the essence of ancient Greek cartology in which the edges of maps represented the outer limits of the known world. Attali's poetic and metaphorical photographs, in which architecture is depicted as a natural feature, inseparable from its context, present visual maps of temporal and spatial transformations at the outposts of human existence.

Paracas National Reserve, Peru. Image © Erieta Attali
Aurlandsfjord, Norway. Image © Erieta Attali

The photographic journey is accompanied by textual contributions from different fields: archaeology, architecture, and history of art, speaking to the idea of a geographical periphery.

Glenn Murcutt / Bundanon Trust, Boyd Education Center, Riversadale, Australia . Image © Erieta Attali
Neeson Murcutt Architects / Castlecrag House, Sydney, NSW, Australia . Image © Erieta Attali
Iguazu Falls, Brazil. Image © Erieta Attali
NSW, Australia . Image © Erieta Attali
Lofoten Islands, Norway. Image © Erieta Attali

Erieta Attali
Periphery | Archaeology of Light

Courtesy of Hatje Cantz

Ed. Erieta Attali, Martyn Hook, text(s) by Alessio Assonitis, Erieta Attali, Jean Attali, Eve Blau, Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer, Kengo Kuma, André Corrêa do Lago, Marc Mimram, Karin Skousboll, Enrique Sobejano, graphic design by KOMA AMOK

2018. 160 pp., 120 ills.
34.50 x 28.00 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-4450-8

Erieta Atalli: Periphery | Archaeology of Light

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Cite: AAA. "Erieta Attali's Poetic Archaeology of Light Shows Architecture in Extreme Terrains" 06 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

Kengo Kuma & Associate / Garden Terrace, Miyazaki, Japan. Image © Erieta Attali

摄影师新书《Periphery | Archaeology of Light》,展现极端自然条件下的建筑美

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