Richard Ross: Architecture of Authority

MacArthur, John

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From a Montessori preschool to churches, mosques, and diverse civic spaces a Swedish courtroom, the Iraqi National Assembly hall, the United Nations, this book features images that display the ever harsher manifestations of authority: an interrogation room at Guantanamo, segregation cells at Abu Ghraib, and a capital-punishment death chamber. Num Pages: 144 pages, 97 images. BIC Classification: AJB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 238 x 19. Weight in Grams: 862. . 2007. First. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: For the past several years--and with seemingly limitless access--photographer Richard Ross has been making unsettling and thought-provoking pictures of architectural spaces that exert power over the individuals within them. From a Montessori preschool to churches, mosques and diverse civic spaces including a Swedish courtroom, the Iraqi National Assembly hall and the United Nations, the images in Architecture of Authority build to ever harsher manifestations of power: an interrogation room at Guantanamo, segregation cells at Abu Ghraib, and finally, a capital punishment death chamber.
Though visually cool, this work deals with hot-button issues--from the surveillance that increasingly intrudes on post-9/11 life to the abuse of power and the erosion of individual liberty. The connections among the various architectures are striking, as Ross points out: "The Santa Barbara Mission confessional and the LAPD robbery homicide interrogation rooms are the same intimate proportions. Both are made to solicit a confession in exchange for some form of redemption." Essay by Harper's Magazine publisher, John R. MacArthur, also a columnist for the Toronto Globe and Mail.

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