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An Exhibition in the Department of Architecture as part of the Centenary celebrations from May 3rd 2012

A small exhibition of architectural photographs shot in the 50s and 60s, currently held in the Royal Institute of British Architects photographic collection. The aim of the exhibition is to stimulate the debate regarding a controversial period of architecture that is undergoing a sort of damnatio memoriae and to open up to the wider public the ‘other side’ of Cambridge, often unknown and misjudged. Apart from Stirling’s Faculty of History, there are many interesting buildings unknown to the general public as well as to the international scholar’s community. The 16 architectures selected were shot by established photographers who visited Cambridge in those years: Eric de Maré, John Donat, Richard Einzing, Sam Lambert, John Maltby, Henk Snoek.

As part of the exhibition, there is a display of publications about buildings in Cambridge at the Faculty of Architecture & History of Art Library from 3rd to 11th May 2012. Visitors are welcome to browse through our book and journal collections.

Please note that the program of the exhibition can be subject to change. Before visiting please call 01223 332950

The event will celebrate the centenary of the Department of Architecture at Cambridge (1912-2012).

Catalogue edited by Marco Iuliano and François Penz

RIBA announcement

Research Feature

The Middleton Library

RIBA Photographs Collection

Exhibition printing and mounting by SPECTRUM


Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 09:00 to Friday, 25 May, 2012 - 16:35
Event location: 
Department of Architecture