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Masterworks Architecture at the Royal Academy

The architectural collection of masterwork drawings and models in the Royal Academy is founded upon presentations made by the architect Royal Academicians on their election. Spectacular examples of Georgian and Victorian perspectives of famous projects by celebrated architects such as John Soane, Charles Barry and George Gilbert Scott are be exhibited alongside works by many post-war and all current RA architects, including Hugh Casson, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, David Chipperfield and Zaha Hadid’s Stirling Prize winning scheme for the MAXXI Museum in Rome.

Sir Denys Lasdun RA (1914–2001), ‘Models in Dialogue’. The National Theatre, South Bank, London, 1991. Photograph by Arnold Behr of room with models, with added autograph perspective drawing in pen with black ink and white correction fluid. © Royal Academy of Arts, London

The Royal Academy of Arts acknowledges the generous support of the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust and the American Associates of the Royal Academy Trust, and the John S. Cohen Foundation, in making this exhibition and the accompanying publication possible.

Complimentary entry with a valid Royal Academy exhibition ticket. £3 without.

Exhibition open
Tuesday – Friday, 1 – 4.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm
(Closed Monday)

The exhibition accompanies a fully illustrated book by Neil Bingham, published by the Royal Academy, of all the architectural Diploma Works. Masterworks: Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts explores the history of each of the architectural masterworks and how architecture has been represented at the Royal Academy. This handsome volume will be available at the RA Shop, priced £35.

The Story of Architecture at the Royal Academy
Friday 18 February
Curator and author Dr Neil Bingham will explore the changing ideals of the architectural academic tradition as seen through the masterwork drawings of the Royal Academy.
Reynolds Room; 6.30–7.30pm; £10/£5 reductions (includes a drink)

The Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J OBD

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