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The architectural photography world has lost a master. The Detroit Free Press reported yesterday that Balthazar Korab has died. Born in Hungary in 1926, the lensman chronicled design in the second half of the 20th century with energy and drama—the photo above shows William Kessler's 1959 house in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Trained as an architect, Korab rose to prominence with a stint as Eero Saarinen's staff photographer in the late 1950s.

View a slide show of his work with our tandem review of Balthazar Korab, Architect of Photography and Ezra Stoller, Photographer, both recently released by Princeton Architectural Press: Ready for Their Close-Ups