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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Exploring Architecture: Buildings

Exploring Architecture: Buildings

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 - Architects as Artists

Sat 15 November 2014–Sun 29 March 2015

DISPLAY: Why do architects create art? From the Renaissance to the 20th century architects have recorded buildings for study and pleasure, to document their travels and supplement their income. Drawing was also considered an important tool to educate students in their knowledge of historic buildings, and necessary to prepare presentation drawings for clients.

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