Architecture at the Royal Academy. The show explores the history of each of the architectural masterworks and how architecture has been represented at the Royal Academy. Several examples of Georgian and Victorian perspectives of famous projects by celebrated architects such as John Soane, Charles Barry and George Gilbert Scott are be exhibited alongside works by many post-war and all current Royal Academy architects.
The architectural collection of masterwork drawings and models in the Royal Academy is founded upon presentations made by the architect Royal Academicians on their election. Spectacular examples of Georgian and Victorian perspectives of famous projects by celebrated architects such as John Soane, Charles Barry and George Gilbert Scott are be exhibited alongside works by many post-war and all current RA architects, including Hugh Casson, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield and Zaha Hadid’s Stirling Prize winning scheme for the MAXXI Museum in Rome.
The Royal Academy of Arts acknowledges the generous support of the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust and the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, and the John S. Cohen Foundation, in making this exhibition and the accompanying publication possible.
The exhibition accompanies a fully illustrated book by Neil Bingham, published by the Royal Academy, of all the architectural Diploma Works. Masterworks: Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts explores the history of each of the architectural masterworks and how architecture has been represented at the Royal Academy. This handsome volume will be available at the RA Shop, priced £35.
The Story of Architecture at the Royal Academy
Friday 18 February
Curator and author Dr Neil Bingham will explore the changing ideals of the architectural academic tradition as seen through the masterwork drawings of the Royal Academy.
Reynolds Room; 6.30–7.30pm; £10/£5 reductions (includes a drink)
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Tuesday 1 February and Tuesday 1 March 2011
An introduction to the drawings on display by the curator.
3.30pm in the John Madejski Fine Rooms. Meet in the Tennant Gallery.
Free with an exhibition ticket.
Image: Sir Denys Lasdun RA (1914–2001), ‘Models in Dialogue’. The National Theatre, South Bank, London, 1991. Photograph by Arnold Behr of room with models, with added autograph perspective drawing in pen with black ink and white correction fluid. © Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Open to public: Friday 14 January - Sunday 13 March 2011
Royal Academy of Arts (John Madejski Fine Rooms)
Burlington House, Piccadilly - London
Exhibition open: Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 4.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
Admission: Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket. £3 without.