Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age

25 Sep 2014 – 11 Jan 2015

Cost of entry

Standard: £12 Concessions: £10 Student rate: £8 13-17 yrs: £8 Art Fund members: £8 Under 12s: free

Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • Moorgate / Barbican

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Constructing Worlds brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial structures in the Congo, to the glamorous suburban homes of post-war California, and the modern towers of Venezuela, we invite you on a global journey through 20th and 21st century architecture. Featuring over 250 works, this exhibition highlights the power of photography to reveal hidden truths in our society. Includes Berenice Abbott, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Lucien Hervé , Andreas Gursky, Stephen Shore and Julius Shulman, and the work of iconic architects such as Le Corbusier, Charles and Ray Eames, and Frank Lloyd Wright, amongst others.

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