Don’t lose focus : critical repeat photography of CSU's campus
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Repeat photography is an effective way to analyze the built and natural environments in terms of time and space. Not only does critical repeat photography allow for historical analysis, it also requires keeping meticulous records, which can be used in future replication of the photographs and future research. Employing critical repeat photography to examine CSU’s architecture tells us about literal snapshots of CSU’s history and how these spaces have changed over time. Critical repeat photography of Morgan Library, Lory Student Center, Clark, and Green Hall demonstrates CSU’s shift away from its ...With the prolific construction and destruction on Colorado State University (CSU)’s campus, CSU’s built environment has drastically changed since World War II (WWII). Many post-war buildings are on the chopping block or have undergone drastic renovations greatly altering the building’s façade. Which buildings has CSU razed? Which buildings has CSU kept, but transformed to meet CSU’s shift towards one specific architectural vernacular? In order to explore these questions, I took a series of photos based on historic photographs from the 1960s I found in CSU’s digital repository. The buildings I ...