A Look at Architecture, 9th Edition

Released April 2019, available for $35

Only available in the Visitors Center Gift Shop or by calling 800-468-6564 to purchase a copy and have it shipped directly to you (only $4 for shipping).

A Look at Architecture documents modern buildings in Columbus, Indiana. Designed predominantly by nationally and internationally recognized architects, landscape architects, and interior designers from 1942-2016, each project has been photographed in its current condition.

The Ninth Edition includes seven national landmark buildings with enhanced four-page spreads for each.

Each project is typically associated with a lead design architect and the name and location of the architectural firm with which the designer worked, as well as key associates or collaborating designers. In the past decade it has become more common for national architects to associate with local architects, who are also listed.

ISBN 978-1-949702-06-4

Featuring historic photography by Balthazar Korab

“…a refugee from Communist Hungary, Korab produced moody, polished images that captured the spirit of midcentury modern architecture and celebrated its masters”

“’He looked at architectural photography like an architect, not just like a photographer,’” said architect Cesar Pelli, who met Korab in the mid-1950s when both were young associates in Saarinen’s office…”

– excerpts from The Los Angeles Times obituary by Elaine Woo

Cover of the ninth edition, which includes historical black-and-white photographs by Balthazar Korab, 190 pages

View supplemental images of floor plans,sketches, and miscellany and a timeline of projects from the book

Over 220 photos are included in the book, nearly 60 of those are by photographer Balthazar Korab

Sample two-page spreads from A Look at Architecture

All of the seven national historic landmarks have an additional photo spread.