Gisela Erlacher - Skies Of Concrete by Lilli LickaGisela Erlacher - Skies Of Concrete by Lilli Licka

Gisela Erlacher - Skies Of Concrete

byLilli Licka, Peter Lodermeyer

Hardcover | February 15, 2016

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With Skies of Concrete, Austrian architectural photographer Gisela Erlacher explores a fascinating subject for urbanization—our ability to live, work, and play in what might seem like the most inhospitable of places. Erlacher had long been fascinated with the ways existing structures are modified to meet new transport needs, but a house wedged between two bridges in her native Vienna inspired a more extensive exploration of the leftover spaces. Erlacher traveled to China, Britain, and the Netherlands, capturing exquisite photographs of bridges, viaducts, and multistory highways, which focus specifically on the vacant and disused spaces and situations created by their construction. Beneath and between these structures, we find housing, parking, and storage, but also skate parks, tea houses, and food stalls in varying shades of legality.

Lavishly illustrated and featuring essays by landscape architect Lilli Licka and art historian Peter Lodermeyer, Gisela Erlacher—Skies of Concrete presents a powerful picture of the designed urban environment and the broader condition of contemporary society.
Gisela Erlacher is an architectural and landscape photographer based in Vienna. Lilli Licka is an architect and cofounder of the firm KoseLicka Landscape Architecture in Vienna. She is professor of landscape architecture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. Peter Lodermeyer is an art historian and a freel...
Title:Gisela Erlacher - Skies Of ConcreteFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 12.5 × 9 × 0.7 inPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:Park BooksLanguage:English

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“If you’ve traveled to cities such as Shanghai, London, or Amsterdam, chances are you’ve noticed expressways and bridges that take over like the long arms of an octopus. Gisela Erlacher noticed them, too, although the photographer started to pay closer attention to what was happening beneath these concrete structures rather than what was on top of them.”