How a letter to a builder became an art object

Lecture | Wallace Collection

Thursday 21 February 2013 - 14:30 until 15:30

Architectural drawings, dismissed in the 1920s by Sir Edwin Lutyens as “merely letters to a builder” are currently enjoying a revival as works of art in their own right.

Since the Renaissance, architectural drawings have acquired status as collectable art objects with The Royal Institution of British Architects being among the first institutions to collect drawings systematically.

From his perspective as Curator of the RIBA collection at the V&A, Charles Hind will discuss the rise and fall of the collectable architectural drawing.

This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1U 3BN

Entry details

Tickets: £10

To book, call 0844 415 4151, Monday to Friday 9 am–5.30 pm

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