In the post-war period a heterogeneous group of photographers articulate a new photographic approach to the city as motive in a photographic language that combines intense formalism with subjective vision. This paper analyses the photobook Fragments of a City published in 1960 by Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen. The book is a pioneering example of this post-war tendency and yet it has not been analysed or presented academically before. In the paper I examine how the book forms a new mode of representation that balances between abstraction and realism and how this has an influence on both questions of representation and perception.
|Title of host publication||INTER Photo Arch International Conference : Inter - Photography and Architecture. Intersections|
|Editors||Ruben A. Alcolea, Jorge Tárrago|
|Number of pages||10|
|Place of Publication||[Pamplona]|
|Publisher||Publicaciones Universidad de Navarra|
|Publication date||2 Nov 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2016|
|Event||Inter photo arch = Inter photo arch : congreso internacional : inter-fotografia y arquitectura 0 international conference : inter-photography and architecture - Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain|
Duration: 2 Nov 2016 → 4 Nov 2016
|Conference||Inter photo arch = Inter photo arch|
|Location||Museo Universidad de Navarra|
|Period||02/11/2016 → 04/11/2016|
Bonde, I. E. (2016). Fractured Visions: Urban and Architectural Representation in Keld Helmer-Petersen's Fragments of a City. In R. A. Alcolea, & J. Tárrago (Eds.), INTER Photo Arch International Conference : Inter - Photography and Architecture. Intersections (Vol. 4, pp. 46-55). Publicaciones Universidad de Navarra.