Life in the New book


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Life in the New is a documentation of brutalist and socialist modernist architecture in the district Novi Beograd in Serbia in the intersection between art and documentary photography.


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The book consists of images at the intersection of art and documentary photography, divided into two distinct sections. In the booklet, we meet 12 individuals who reside or work in the Novi Beograd region, sharing their life narratives through captivating interviews and portraits. The main section showcases a curated collection of street-, art-, and architectural photography. Whether you find fascination in urbanism and social anthropology, in the shape of insightful (and at times amusing) interviews, or you’re enthralled by brutalist architecture or architecture in general, or simply seek to immerse yourself in exceptional photography, this book has something for every taste.

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Hardcover
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 240 pages
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 24 Γ— 30 cm
πŸ‘‰πŸ» 160 photos
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Language: English
πŸ‘‰πŸ» Swiss binding

Text and photos by Marius Svaleng Andresen
Design by Petter Torgersen Myhr

Excerpt from the preface by Vladimir Kulić, Professor of architectural history Iowa State University:

Marius Svaleng Andresen shifts our attention to see the city not as an abstract collection of monumental concrete forms, but precisely as a home of real, living people. His camera sympathetically records the signs of life as they sprout irrepressibly in every nook and cranny of the city’s residential neighborhoods: from windows and balconies to sidewalks and flowerbeds, a few of which were probably never intentionally planted. Impressive architectural forms and complex geometries still abound in these photographs, but they recede into the background to reveal everyday life in all its mundane glory: its little dramas, its melancholy, its discomforts, quirkiness, and humor. Every now and then, however, Andresen discovers moments of pure beauty, the fragile, unpremeditated poetry of the everyday that thrives amidst the formality of the architects’ grand visions.

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