Today Molly Baker, a GCSE student from The Charter School, reported for the RIBA Blog about the current Library exhibition:
”The exhibition explores the work of John Piper (1903-1992), his work informed and inspired other artists and photographers. Piper had a fondness for traditional architecture and the exhibition shows pictures of these buildings in all their glory, thus proving his feeling that old is better then new.
The exhibition is filled with John Piper’s photographs and some of the articles he wrote for the Architectural Review, the articles he wrote often raised awareness of English landmarks. The exhibition also contains one of his letters to a friend (possibly an architect) which contains a sketch.
I would recommend the exhibition to adults interested in photography and architecture because it is interesting and the photos are beautifully taken. Very young children may not understand all the work, however, saying that the exhibition is small and so children may not get distracted too quickly…”
Photographs of the exhibition were taken for the blog by Molly Baker.
Buildings & Prospects: John Piper, Photography and the Architectural Press, curated by the RIBA Library Photographs Collections, is open until 19 February 2011.