The Barbican: Architecture and Light by Alan Ainsworth
Architectural photography strives to capture a sense of place. But what does this mean? And how is it created in the extraordinary design of London's massive - and unique - Barbican Centre? Introducing his collection of stunning black-and-white photographs of the Barbican, Alan Ainsworth suggests that the architects' concern for the play of light and shadows helps create a genuine sense of place. This little-remarked perspective is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the design of the complex. Alan Ainsworth's striking photography captures this facet of the architects' vision in an unusual and refreshing view of one of the great architectural achievements in post-war Britain. With contributions from a number of experts, this book will appeal to anyone interested in architecture, design and urban planning and the role of photography.
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