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The Colin Rowe Lecture Series: Tim Benton
​Benedictine abbey, Brantome – Tim Benton / RIBA Collections
Talks and lectures

The Colin Rowe Lecture Series: Tim Benton

​​Conversation on the role of the image in architecture.

In an informal setting and in dialogue with experienced and imaginative guests, 'The Colin Rowe Lectures' aim to discuss the role of the image in architecture, particularly the crucial role of architectural photography. The lectures are considered as an open forum of discussion for architects, photographers, students and the simply curious. All are welcome.

Our first lecture of 2018 will be delivered by architectural historian and photographer Tim Benton. Benton is Professor of Art History (Emeritus) at the Open University and has served as Visiting Professor at Williams College, Columbia University and Bard Graduate Center.

His photographs have been published in numerous books, including Anthony Blunt’s 'Sicilian Baroque' (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968) and 'Neapolitan Baroque & Rococo Architecture' (Zwemmer, 1975; Electa, 2006).

Benton is a noted scholar of the works of Le Corbusier and was a member of the Fondation Le Corbusier from 2008 to 2015. He has acted as associate curator in exhibitions such as 'Art and Power' (Hayward Gallery, 1995), 'Art Deco 1910-1939' (V&A, 2003) and 'Modern Taste: Art Deco in Paris 1910-1935' (Fundación Juan March, 2015).

Recent publications include 'Le Corbusier peintre à Cap Martin' (Éditions du Patrimoine, 2015), 'LC Foto' (Lars Müller, 2013) and a new edition of 'The Villas of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret' (Birkhaüser, 2007).

Forum convened by Marco Iuliano (University of Liverpool) and Valeria Carullo (RIBA).

The lectures are a collaboration between the Centre for Architecture and Visual Arts at the University of Liverpool and the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection at the RIBA.

Places are limited so booking in advance is essential.