Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
Time: February 27, 2010 to June 22, 2010
Location: Architecture Space, adjacent to the Royal Academy Restaurant, Burlington House
City/Town: London W1J 0BD
Website or Map: http://www.royalacademy.org.u…
Phone: 020 7300 8000
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: The Royal Academy
Latest Activity: Mar 15, 2010
Prompted by the imminent demolition of an old London inn near St Paul's, the Society for the Photographing of Relics of Old London set about using photography as a means of documenting buildings that represented old London threatened with destruction. This exhibition presents a selection of these photographs from the 1870s and 1880s by A. & J. Bool and, later, Henry Dixon & Son which capture some of the buildings and streets, which were the legacies of earlier centuries.
The exhibition offers fascinating insights into photography’s historic, and ongoing, role in documenting the texture of the urban environment.
The Royal Academy's Collection holds a complete set of the photographs taken for the Society for the Photographing of Relics of Old London by A. & J. Bool and Henry Dixon & Son.
Further information can be found here:
10am-6pm every day except Friday
Photo: The Entrance of The Oxford Arms, Warwick Lane, 1875, by A & J Bool. Society for Photographing Relics of Old London, © Royal Academy of Arts
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