Columbus, Indiana: Midwestern Modernist Mecca
Midwestern Modernist Mecca
A unique photographic presentation of midcentury Modernist mecca Columbus, Indiana, by photographer Thomas R. Schiff. The small town of Columbus, Indiana, only fifty miles south of Indianapolis, has cemented its place as a major architecture and design destination. Ranked by National Geographic as America's most significant historic place on the strength of its architectural heritage, Columbus contains over fifty buildings by noted modern architects—including I. M. Pei, Cesar Pelli, Robert Venturi, Richard Meier, John Carl Warnecke, and Harry Weese—as well as public artworks by other internationally renowned architects and artists. Panoramic photographer Thomas Schiff skillfully combines his love of photography and architecture in Columbus, Indiana, presenting more than fifty exteriors and interiors by celebrated architects and designers in a singular panoramic format. Providing a fresh, new perspective for these notable historic buildings, this book is the perfect gift for architecture and photography fans alike.
Thomas R. Schiff is a photographer and founder of FOTOFOCUS, a nonprofit arts organization that champions the ubiquity of photography and its important role in contemporary culture. Justin Davidson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture and classical music critic who has contributed to The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He currently writes for New York Magazine.