They say less is more – and that’s certainly the case with Andrés Gallardo Albajar’s stunning new photography book, Urban Geometry.
The book is brimming with stunning architectural images but as journalist Rachel Segal Hamilton says in the introduction, rather than present the buildings in their entirety, the photographer ‘shows us less and therefore reveals more’.
She explains: ‘He hones in on precisely those details that make these structures so extraordinary.’
The pictures by photographer Andrés capture mesmerising silhouettes, colourful juxtapositions and angular forms of the world’s most exciting buildings. The photographs, taken in 20 cities across the world, provide an immersive visual tour of contemporary architecture. From Bilbao to Beijing, Stockholm to Seoul, the book is described as a ‘journey through the urban geometry that forms the spatial soundtrack to our lives’.
Segal Hamilton adds: ‘His photographs speak an abstract language of symmetry, line, curve, colour, a geometric language. Partial views and unusual perspectives give Urban Geometry an immersive feel that echoes the embodied, dynamic experience of moving around a city.’
Scroll down, as here we present a selection of captivating images from the mesmerising book…
This shot was taken by Andrés in the South Korean capital, Seoul, last year. It shows part of the Imprint complex, which was built in 2018 and designed by the architecture firm MVRDV. It contains an indoor theme park and a nightclub
Journalist Rachel Segal Hamilton says in the introduction of the book that rather than present the building in its entirety, the photographer ‘shows us less and therefore reveals more’. Pictured is an unusual shot of the National Library of France in Paris, which was built in 1995. It was designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture
This mesmerising picture shows an unknown building in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. All of the photographs in the book were taken by Andrés in 20 cities around the world
On the left is a picture Andrés snapped of the National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan in 2019. The building was designed by architecture firm Toyo Ito & Associates. On the right is a striking image of the Ørestad Plejecenter – a retirement home in Copenhagen that was built in 2012
This stunning image shows part of the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at the Milan Expo in 2015. It was designed by architecture firm Foster + Partners
For years Andrés has been documenting the architecture and urban life of numerous European and Asian cities. He snapped this fascinating image in Beijing. It shows part of the Galaxy Soho building, which was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and built in 2012
Andrés’ work has been featured in many publications and exhibitions. He shot this striking picture in the Italian city of Milan in 2015
Andrés took this stunning shot of a colourful unknown building in Berlin in 2016. Speaking about his work, Segal Hamilton says: ‘He hones in on precisely those details that make these structures so extraordinary’
Urban Geometry by Andrés Gallardo Albajar is published by Hoxton Mini Press, an independent publisher based in East London. Pictured on the book cover is the Muralla Roja apartment complex building in the Spanish city of Alicante. It was built in 1968 and designed by architect Ricardo Bofill
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