British photographic history

Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history

Relics of old London: Photography and the spirit of the city

Event Details

Relics of old London: Photography and the spirit of the city

Time: February 27, 2010 to June 22, 2010
Location: Architecture Space, adjacent to the Royal Academy Restaurant, Burlington House
Street: Piccadilly
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

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

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:
http://www.racollection.org.uk/ixbin/indexplus?_IXACTION_=file&_IXFILE_=templates/full/person.html&person=17010

Free
Opening times
10am-6pm every day except Friday
10am-10pm 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

Comment Wall

Add a Comment

RSVP for Relics of old London: Photography and the spirit of the city to add comments!

Join British photographic history

Attending (2)

Might attend (1)

© 2019   Created by Michael Pritchard.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service