I am fascinated by architecture.
My band of merry photographers and I often take a day out and visit a cathedral or church and attempt to capture its essence. We love these trips. I love the architecture and the iconography. After watching Richard Taylor's 'Churches: How to Read Them' I am beginning to understand what they are saying to me.
I recently watched a Culture Show special when it presented the 2010 RIBA Stirling Prize. I found this very entertaining and now want to visit all the shortlisted entries to photograph them - as they are in UK, Germany and Italy it will be unlikely that I will achieve this, but the ones in UK are definitely on my list.
I was intrigued by a lecture Tom Dyckoff gave about how the early 20th Century Modernist movement has inspired the architecture of the entrants and how they are moving into the 21st Century.
I made notes:
I also thought I should add images of the buildings mentioned:
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (guardian.co.uk)
Pompideu Centre, Paris (greatbuildings.com)
MAXXI Museum, Rome (architecturesdesign.com)
Villa Savoye, Poissy (artnews.org)
Lloyds Building, London (thelondontraveller.com)
Neues Museum, Berlin (guardian.co.uk)
Park Hill, Sheffield (guardian.co.uk)
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