Eric de Mare: The Functional Tradition

Eric de Maré : The Functional Tradition

Eric de Maré described architectural photography as “building with light” emphasizing the close relationship between the two disciplines of photography and architecture since 1839. He concentrated on previously neglected aspects of architecture particularly vernacular and industrial subjects which he and Jim Richards (editor of The Architectural Review) called the ‘Functional Tradition’. Through the pages of the AR this broadened our perception of where architecture might be found and culminated in the publication of The Functional Tradition in Early Industrial Buildings (1958) written by Richards and largely illustrated with de Maré’s photographs.

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RIBA3697-74Head office for insurance firm Willis Faber and Dumas Limited, Ipswich, Suffolk

 
RIBA3698-74Old Royal Naval College (Royal Naval Hospital), Greenwich, London: the riverside facade

 
RIBA3699-74St Mary's Church, Woolpit, Suffolk: close-up of the hammer-beam roof


RIBA3700-74Pattenden Manor, Goudhurst, Kent

 
RIBA3701-74Bluewater shopping centre, Dartford, Kent

 
RIBA3702-74Stansted Airport, Essex


RIBA3703-74Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London: the twin towers marking the main entrance

 
RIBA3704-74Kenwood House, Hampstead, London, seen from across Hampstead Heath

 
RIBA3705-74Queen's House, Greenwich, London, seen from Observatory Hill


RIBA3708-74George Street, Bath

 
RIBA3709-74Eaton Square, Belgravia, London

 
RIBA3710-74Park Crescent, Regent's Park, London, seen from the west


RIBA3711-74Housing, 103-123 St Marks Road, London

 
RIBA3712-74St Paul's, Covent Garden, London: the east facade on Covent Garden

 
RIBA3714-74The Rosslyn Arms, Hampstead, London


RIBA3715-74Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, London: central section