Over two decades, Professor Wilfried Wang took thousands of slides with the robust single lens reflex camera (Leica SL2 either with the Zeiss Biogon 21mm wide angle lens or with the Vario-Elmar 14-50mm lens). Over the past few years, Professor Wang has been systematically donating his collection to the School of Architecture (SoA) Visual Resources Collection (VRC). The VRC has in turn been digitizing and cataloging the slides so that digital versions are available to SoA faculty and students to support teaching and research. The images on display in this exhibit include general and detailed views that capture atmosphere and the materiality of the built environment.
The VRC has partnered with Artstor, a licensed image resource that includes over 1 million images supporting study in the humanities and social sciences, to make accessible Professor Wang's images of modern European and American architecture, with a special focus on museum architecture.