Tribute: Robert C. Lautman, 1923 - 2009

Tribute: Robert C. Lautman, 1923 - 2009

Lindsey Roberts
Nov 6, 2009

DC-resident Robert C. Lautman was a great architectural photographer, shooting during his career for Residential Architect, Home and Garden, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Elle, Smithsonian and multiple others. He died at 85 on October 20, and to honor his legacy we share a sampling of his work.

"The subtle play of light and shadow in his photographs captures and compliments the nuances of architectural design," the American Institute of Architects said in 1973, and The Washington Post repeated in his obituary.

1 Georgetown home by Muse Architects

2 Mount Vernon

3 Jefferson's bed at Monticello

4 A home by architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen

5 U.S. Department of Treasury

6 Hugh Newell Jacobson

7 Residential Architect

8 Hugh Newell Jacobson

9 National Museum of the American Indian

If you would like to learn more about Lautman and see his work, the National Building Museum keeps his photos as part of its collection.

(Images: 1, Architectural Digest; 2, Encyclopedia Brittanica; 3, Monticello; 4, Architectural Digest; 5, U. S. Department of Treasury; 6, via Urban Grace Interiors; 7, Residential Architect; 8, Washington Spaces; 9, via The Pocono PC Doctor)

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