The american architectural photographer Robert Damora (1912 - 2010) is one of the most prolific image-makers of the 20th american architectural avant-garde.
But next to his photography work, Damora was also passionate advocate of Modernism, activist, promoter, curator and even an architect. One of his most exciting projects still remains Seeds for Architecture developed for Universal Atlas Cement company. Damora selected 21 architects and engineers to work on 14 exploratory imaginary projects in the form of models using concrete. Advertorials featuring the projects were published in Time, Fortune, and The Saturday Evening Post between 1956 and 1958.
The selected visionary projects were designed, among others, by Louis Kahn, I.M. Pei, John Johansen, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Paolo Soleri, Victor Gruen, Edgardo Contini and other.