The Polychrome Lens: Colour in Architectural Photography
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Drawing on material from the British Architectural Library's extensive collections, this exhibition examines the history of colour in architectural photography.
Discover early attempts involving toning and hand-tinting in the 19th Century, judge the results of the significant advances made following the introduction of new technology in the 1930s and 40s and see the explosion of colour in the architectural press during the 1970s and 80s.
This display will reveal the influence that colour photography has had on architecture right up to the present day.
Colour in Architectural Photography
Tuesday 27 November, 6.30pm
As part of November's Last Tuesday 'Colour' themed evening, join exhibition curator Justine Sambrook for a closer look at colour in the RIBA Library Photographs Collection, from hand-tinted 19th Century lantern slides to the work of some of today's most respected contemporary architectural photographers.
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St Basil's Cathedral,
Red Square, Moscow,
© RIBA Library Photographs Collection