Room 127: Architecture Entrance

Architecture Entrance, Room 127

Dominated by a frieze by sculptor Gilbert Bayes from Doulton House, this room serves as the entrance to the recently redeveloped Architecture Gallery. Doulton House was the headquarters of the Royal Doulton ceramics firm in Lambeth. It was a striking Art Deco building designed by T.P. Bennett and faced in black gold and ivory-colored ceramic. Above the first floor windows was Bayes' frieze, 'Pottery through the Ages' which shows the various stages of ceramic production.

Room 127 is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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All of This Belongs to You

1 April – 19 July 2015. The V&A examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection.

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Exploring Architecture: Buildings (Paperback)

Exploring Architecture: Buildings (Paperback)

Architecture plays a key role in shaping our environment. Covering ancient and modern architecture from across the world, this book examines its very …

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Event - Ways to be Public

Sat 04 April 2015–Wed 30 September 2015

DISPLAY: Public architecture comprises the schools, libraries, hospitals, squares and other public places where we come together. These places have traditionally given meaning to, and made a setting for, our public lives.

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