Exhibition

TOWN HALL SERIES: A LONDON TYPOLOGY

4 Sep 2015 – 27 Nov 2015

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free

Eleven Spitalfields

London, United Kingdom

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  • Liverpool St. Tube/Train

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‘A definitive study of London’s civic townscape’ - The Architects Journal

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Town Hall Series: A London Typology, is an ongoing project by architecture and  landscape photographer Anthony Coleman

Inspired by the civic confidence and architectural ambition of London’s town halls, and how many of the buildings today have new functions, Coleman’s images neatly summarise the city’s ever-changing townscape.

The photographs present a variety of still-in-use town halls as well as a those that have found other uses, from Bethnal Green, now a high end restaurant to Hackney Old Town Hall, a betting shop, and Wimbledon, which today is home to a supermarket. Arranged systematically Coleman contrasts their bold and eccentric facades with other typical high street details, such as road markings, street furniture, and unusually for architectural photography, people.

“Coleman’s photographs have a sculptural quality and showcase the broad range of styles explored by London’s town hall architects,” says Rory Olcayto, editor of the Architects’ Journal. “From Alfred Brumwell Thomas’s English Baroque at Woolwich to Clifford Culpin’s avowedly Modernist Greenwich and George Trevitt’s corporate international style at Hounslow, this is a definitive study of London’s civic townscape.”

Coleman, a contributing photographer to the The Architect’s Journal, trained first in architecture before studying photography at the Royal College of Art. He is a member of the photography agency View Pictures and works occasionaly with the London Open House team providing architectural photography tours of the City of London.

Limited edition prints are available from the exhibition, please enquire for more information - info@elevenspitalfields.com

Town Hall Series: A London Typology is part of Photomonth East London International Photography Festival.

 

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