Time to visit Detroit, a city rich with history and less than an hour away.
The German architect and engineer Frei Otto (1925-2015) has been posthumously awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize. Best known for his work with lightweight tensile and membrane structures, he founded and led the Institute for Lightweight Structures at the University of Stuttgart. Numerous images of his work are in the AAEL Digital Image library.
Check out the exhibit of Corine Vermeulen's photos from the Detroit Walk-in Portrait Studio, now at the Detroit Institute of Arts! The online portion offers a generous sampling of the portraits of community members, and includes transcripts of the individuals' thoughts about their city.
America's post-industrial cities have been photographed over the past 40 years - often repeatedly, as "time-lapse" sequences - by Camilo José Vergara. These documentary and artistic images are now archived at the Library of Congress, with 5,000 of the 10,000 photographs available online.
Wishing you the happiest of Holidays and all the best in the New Year!
Filipe Vilas-Boas’ interactive installation in the French Gothic church of Saint-Eustache, Paris creates shooting stars from text messages.
The First World War Centenary is being observed from 2014 to 2018. An immense archive associated with the Great War is online, and we will periodically highlight some of the visual resources. Any researcher will be well-rewarded by a visit to the websites of the national libraries of the various combatant nations, most of which have digitized holdings related to the war.
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