From the text:
I believe that our image of a city is like a spider web, structured with long radiating lines, which help us give meaning to the city by connecting us at the center to the greater world around us. These lines are rooted in ourselves and in our understanding of the world. We connect these anchoring lines with many lateral lines of gathered information and experiences, giving us a deeper understanding of the whole. Like a spider web, our image is strong, yet gossamer. It is mostly empty, in fact. And like the spider itself, we must constantly reconstruct our web, filling gaps and strengthening it as experience allows. Still, the web remains mostly empty, relying on our understanding of the world to complete the image.
About the Photographer
Mark Forte received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College and a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. He currently teaches at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.
Architectural Legacies: Thessaloniki - Istanbul, Four Hundred Years of Interwoven History , A Photographic Essay
Images and Text by Mark Forte
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• Publication Date: August 2012
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