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Form and Movement: Photographs by Philip Trager

July 11, 2009 - January 3, 2010

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Glastonbury, 1976.
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This exhibition features large-format black and white photographs selected from Philip Trager's forty-year career. The exhibition brings together his extraordinary depictions of architecture, from Italian Renaissance villas to views of Paris and New York City streetscapes, with his later explorations of dance and the body. It reveals Trager's overriding interest—whether picturing a Palladian villa or a dancer seemingly in flight—in illustrating symmetry and geometry, and exploring relationships between shapes, the play of light, and fluidity of form. Trager's acclaimed work has been widely published and shown in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions. Form and Movement is the culminating exhibition of the National Building Museum's 2009 photography series.

Recent Press

Philip Trager Suspends Time
"The Picture Show" National Public Radio, July 2009

Philip Trager Archive at Library of Congress
Library of Congress News Release, July 16, 2009

Form and Movement: Photographs by Philip Trager is presented in cooperation with the Library of Congress, which owns Trager's archive.