Building with Light: the Legacy of Robert Elwall
Sherborne School

17.10.2014 | what’s on
by RIBA Royal Institute of British Architects
British Architectural Library

The Royal Institute of British Architects will host an international symposium on architectural photography in conjunction with the first major retrospective of the British architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971), whose prolific work helped redefine the notion of post WW II Britishness.

The symposium will honour the legacy of Robert Elwall (1953-2012), an acclaimed British historian of architectural photography and curator, since 1976, of the RIBA’s Photographs Collection that now bears his name.  With some million and a half architectural images, the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection is one of the most extensive resources for the study of the influence of photography on architecture and the creative process.

Part of the season of events inspired by the exhibition
Ordinary Beauty: The Photography of Edwin Smith
Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD

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