‘Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age’
Barbican Art Gallery
25 September 2014 – 11 January 2015
Constructing Worlds is an exhibition of architectural photography from the 1930s to the present day, examining the role it has played in the way we view our built environment. The work of over 18 photographers, including Hélène Binet, Lucien Hervé, Ed Ruscha, Julius Shulman, Nadav Kander and Guy Tillim is featured. Over 250 photographs are being exhibited, covering the work of architects including Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pierre Koenig and Charles and Ray Eames. The buildings on display range from New York’s first skyscrapers to post-war California’s glamorous suburban homes.
Coinciding with the exhibition is a season of films and talks, City Visions, exploring the ways in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city and the experience of urban life. The series includes a screening of Oscar Niemeyer – Life is a Breath of Air , Architecture on Film: The Airstrip – Decampment of Modernism, Part III and the critically acclaimed Man with a Movie Camera.
Also running, in the foyer, is the first in a series of displays exploring the architecture and design of the Barbican, The Barbican Exhibition: Chamberlin, Powell & Bon Architects. For more information on all three exhibitions visit The Barbican website.
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