Architects as Artists

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    Architecture, Room 128a

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.

Yet some architects go further, imbuing their drawings with beauty and imagination. This display examines how making art has contributed to architects’ practice, and how architects’ training has informed their art.

Displays complement our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

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