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The Twin Towers remained aloof from the passions below. They were the perfect backdrop buildings, minimalist pylons, signifying nothing in particular—unlike the heroic Empire State Building—but serving always as inscrutable signposts. If you emerged squinting from the subway, momentarily disoriented, the Twin Towers, shimmering in the distance, visible from almost everywhere in the city, helped you get your bearings.

The World Trade Center as an enduring presence on the skyline. Images from 1978 to 2011.


About the Author

Brian Rose
brosenyc New York, NY

Brian Rose is a photographer based in New York City. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1979, and shortly afterwards began photographing the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In 1985 he began photographing the former Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall. That work has been published as the "Lost Border, The Landscape of the Iron Curtain."

For 15 years, Rose lived in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where he photographed the periphery of the city and documented the neighborhood Mercatorplein with its Amsterdam School architecture and changing ethnic population. The latter was published as "Mercatorplein: Image of a World in Amsterdam."

Rose has continued to photograph Berlin with a focus on the former border zone, and his Blurb book "Berlin: In From the Cold" received an honorable mention in the Photography Book Now competition in 2009. His photographs have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Publish Date  February 04, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  112 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

Comments (2) Write a comment


brosenyc says

Thanks for the comment and buying the book. The wraparound hardcover is particularly nice in both the 8x10 and 11x13 sizes.

posted at 06:15am Mar 10 PST


MikeC2 says

Fantastic book, Brian. Received my hardbound copy today and I am just beginning to really look through it. I am not disappointed - thanks - great work and nice design too.

posted at 07:44pm Mar 09 PST

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