Currently on view at the Princeton University Art Museum, The Life And Death Of Buildings considers how both buildings and photographs act as documents of public memory. While a building begins life as the "newest thing in town" and gradually becomes a relic of time, the photograph allows for a specific snap shot of place. Valuable in their own ways, the building and the photograph both relay messages about what people thought important during distinct stages of history.
Exhibition Runs: July 23 to November 6, 2011.
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey.