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Florence Duomo/Marfa Courthouse; Venice/UT Austin; Eastern Tuscany/ Presidio County. Look for additional images at texasarchitects.org.
Italy/Texas After Tuscany: rediscovering home Photography by Emily Wiegand
t once wistful and thought-provoking, light-hearted and profound.” That is how Dallas architect and contributing editor Max Levy, FAIA, described the set of Italy/ Texas photo collages represented here in the following selections. We agree with Max that the images, created by UT School of Architecture student Emily Wiegand, are fascinating and promise to be a source of delight for our readers.
Looking through my photos, I was struck by how much the Tuscan landscape reminded me of Texas. As for the back story, here it is in Emily’s own words: “While studying abroad in Italy for three-and-a-half months, I kept a photo blog as a record of my experiences. Once home I wanted to rediscover my native Texas in the same way that I captured my curiosity and wonder while in Italy. Looking through my photos, I was struck by how much the Tuscan landscape reminded
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me of Texas. I began to collage photos together, transitioning my blog from Italy to the Lone Star State. These mirrored images highlight the similarities and dichotomies between the architecture, landscape, and lifestyle, and serve as a dialogue between the two cultures.”
Published on Sep 4, 2012