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An exhibition of works by Jakob Straub is currently showing at Berlin's Galerie im Rathaus Tempelhof, continuing until 26 February 2016.

For years, Jakob Straub has been photographing dome ceilings in the churches of Rome with an analogue medium-format camera. With this long-term project, the graphic designer and photographer does not intend to document the city's countless churches, but rather to explore the creative concept behind the architectural designs.  

With a specially developed photographic technique, Straub reduces the architectural structures to their elementary form, colour and composition – metaphorically taking them 'back to the drawing-board' where they originated. The exhibition is complemented by a Leporello – a fanfold-book – of the same title, spanning a total length of 18 metres. Published by Hatje Cantz, it presents the interiors of 36 Roman rotunda buildings, with a written introduction by Mark Gisbourne. The publication was awarded the silver medal at the  German Photo Book Prize 2016.

Accompanying programme:
Guided tour of the exhibition on Wednesday February 3, 18.30 with Jakob Straub and Dr. Enno Kaufhold

For further information visit: Galerie im Rathaus Tempelhof and Roma Rotunda

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