Exhibition | Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination

Posted in exhibitions by ashleyhannebrink on March 31, 2012

From the Royal Academy of Arts:

Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination
Royal Academy of Arts, London, 4 February — 17 June 2012

Nicholas Hawksmoor, Drawing for a detached chapel, Greenwich Hospital, 1711
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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350 years after his birth, the architecture of Nicholas Hawksmoor (1662–1736) continues to inspire and provoke the imagination. This exhibition brings Hawksmoor’s legacy to life by juxtaposing a range of images with quotes from architects, writers and critics, all relating to or inspired by Hawksmoor and his work. Represented are a diverse a range of figures including Sir John Soane RA, Charles Dickens, Peter Ackroyd, John Piper, Alan Moore and Leon Kossoff, along with film interviews with architect Ptolemy Dean, novelist Philip Pullman and poet Iain Sinclair, to dramatically bring to light the imaginative legacy of this most original architect.

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