The Art of Architecture

The Art of Architecture


The Arch of Constantine; Rome, Italy
Built about AD 312–15
Model; 1815–20; plaster and wood
Victoria and Albert Museum

The art of architecture explores the history and ideas behind architectural styles. A superb collection of artefacts and illustrations is on display, grouped by period and spanning world cultures.
Find out about architectural styles including buildings that are

  • Asian
  • Spanish Islamic
  • Classical
  • Gothic
  • Modernist

Discover the ideas that lie behind these great traditions.
Highlights on show include

  • a capital from the Pantheon
  • a model of the interior of the Alhambra
  • a model of the Tempietto in Rome



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