Gallery Tour: Gordon Schenck Architectural Photography

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Gallery Tour: Gordon Schenck Architectural Photography

September 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Architectural Photography of Gordon Schenck Exhibit

College of Design associate professor Russell Flinchum leads a special tour of the exhibition An Engineer’s Eye: The Architectural Photography of Gordon Schenck in the D. H. Hill Library Exhibit Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Drawing upon a substantial collection on deposit in the NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center, An Engineer’s Eye celebrates the unique compositional approach Schenck became known for, situating his subject in time and place, harnessing light and shadow, opacity and reflection to reveal a building’s form, seeking unexpected vantage points that integrated the structure with its surrounding environment.

“Schenck, in my mind, had an almost unrivaled ability to present an unfolding architectural scene in the best possible light (both technically and it terms of illustrating its appeal,” Flinchum says. “Seeing his images of the Crystal Cathedral brought back my earliest days as a design historian with delight … and speaks to his important role as a documentarian of these buildings when they were ‘alive.’ That this is only a fraction of almost 80 linear feet of material shows the richness of our Special Collections.”

Flinchum has taught at the College of Design since 2013. Working with collector Ralph Meyer, he recently completed a revised history of the telephone designs credited to Henry Dreyfuss to be published in the upcoming issue of Winterthur Portfolio.

Exhibit tour is free and open to the public.
No tickets necessary, but pre-registration is required.
Please contact Molly Renda if special assistance is needed.
Link to registration page here.

For more information please contact Molly Renda at mrenda@ncsu.edu.


September 8, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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