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November 26, 2013
In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on silhouettes, Dávila excises structures from photographs leaving nothing but a void. It's easy to fill in the blanks for some—like the Great Pyramid at Giza—but others—like the Burj al Arab—are a bit more obscure. In the following slideshow, spy 10 of the projects in There But Not by Jose Dávila, published by powerHouse Books. Get your thinking caps on and see how many you can identify.
fallingwater from there but not by powerhouse books

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1939.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Ananda Temple, King Kyanzittha, 1105.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Casa Barragan, Luis Barragan, 1948.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Chateau de Chambord, Domenico de Cortona, 1566.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Chrysler Building, William van Alen, 1930.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Great Pyramid of Khufu, Hemon vizier to Pharaoh Khufu, 2560 BCE.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Dominus Winery, Herzog And de Meuron, 1998.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Palazzo Vecchio, Arnolfo di Cambio and Michelozzo di Bartolomeo, 1540.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Sydney Opera House, Jorn Utzon Peter Hall Lionel Todd and David Littlemore, 1973.

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there but not by powerhouse books

Burj al Arab, Tom Wills Wright, 1999.

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fallingwater from there but not by powerhouse books

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright, 1939.

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