In a series of guest articles for Culture24 the late Robert Elwall, curator of the Photographs Collection, highlighted the hidden treasures in the collection and discussed the development of architectural photography.
Picturesque photography in the Victorian era.
Image: Rievaulx Abbey, North Yorkshire, 1859
Recording contemporary architecture from the late 19th century onwards.
Image: Waterloo Place, London, 1910
Groundbreaking Modernist photography from the 1930s.
Image: Finella, Queen's Road, Cambridge, 1929
The development of architectural photography in the 19th century.
Image: Kali Mosque, Lakshmeswar, 1855
The chequered history of the cathedral designed by Lutyens and Gibberd.
Image: Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, 1967
Exploring a 50-year career that included cinemas and stores.
Image: Odeon cinema, Leicester Square, 1937
Discover how architectural photographers responded to Brutalist architecture.
Image: Trinity Square, Gateshead, 1968
One of Britain’s finest topographical photographers, noted for his sensitive response to place.
Image: Temple of Castor and Pollux, Agrigento, Sicily, 1954
Culture24 visited the RIBA and took a look behind the scenes at the Photographs Collection.
Image: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, 1934
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