Autumn

The Polychrome Lens: Colour in Architectural Photography

16 November 2012 - 04 May 2013

Closed Sunday, Monday, Thursday
Open Tuesday 12pm (noon) - 8pm, Wednesday and Friday 11am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 1.30pm

Venue:

RIBA Library, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD

Description:

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.

Associated talk
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.

Fees:

Free admission
Photo ID required for entry

Contact:

British Architectural Library - Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3882 (phone line open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm)

Organiser:

RIBA

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St Basil's Cathedral,
Red Square, Moscow,
ca. 1890.

© RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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