House of a Thousand Windows by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1912)

The photograph “House of a Thousand Windows” was taken by artist Alvin Langdon Coburn in 1912. The black and white image presents a towering edifice prominent in the foreground, with its fa├žade generously punctuated by numerous windows that justify the photograph’s title. The building exhibits early 20th-century architectural style, with a sense of neoclassical design in its peaked roofs and symmetrical window patterns. The vantage point appears elevated, looking down at the building and its surrounding structures, which are densely packed into the urban environment. The surrounding buildings are shorter, with visible windows and other architectural details. The photo captures the texture and depth of the cityscape, demonstrating the congested nature of the early urban setting. Shadow and light play across the structures, adding contrast and highlighting their forms against what appears to be the bustling backdrop of a city of the early 1900s.

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