The Fostinum

The collector is the true resident of the interior.  The collector dreams his way not only into a distant or bygone world but also into a better one. 

                                                                                              - Walter Benjamin

The Atelier de Sandalo was a photographer studio based in Brno, Czech Republic (with a later branch opened in Prague).  Founded in the late 19th century, the studio focused on portrait photography until it was taken over by Rudolf de Sandalo, who started courting early 20th century architects who were designing buildings in the "new style."  As a result, the Atelier de Sandalo became internationally famous for its photos of functionalist architecture, especially for the photos of the Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe, which were published across Europe.  Above, you will see many pictures of buildings designed by Bohuslav Fuchs, Berthold Schwarz, Vinzenz Baier, and other architects of the 1920s and 1930s.

Atelier de Sandalo (Rudolf de Sandalo)

Nadar - Georges Sand, albumen printNadar - Alexandre Dumas, albumen printNadar - Victor Hugo, in memoriam, albumen printNadar - Self-portrait (Publicity photo to raise funds for Le Géant), albumen printNadar - Hot air balloons, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt in Tosca, 1882, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt as Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), 1889, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt, 1890, albumen printNadar - Sarah Bernhardt as Gismonda, albumen printNadar - Edmond de Goncourt