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Barbican Centre (Pocket Photo Books)

Harry Cory Wright, Sir Nicholas Kenyon CBE


A unique photo book which captures the striking spaces of one of the most radical post-war buildings in Britain

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A new title in the Pocket Photo Books series of immersive visual guides to the experience of place, this compact album presents the dramatic spaces, rich textures and carefully selected materials of the Barbican Centre, one of the world’s leading international arts venues. From the flowing, multi-level space of the foyer and the calm wooden-panelled concert hall to the surprising intimacy of the theatre and the soaring jungle of the conservatory, the Barbican Centre offers a remarkable variety of experiences within a single building. This book reveals their full range, while the fascinating introduction by Sir Nicholas Kenyon provides personal insights into this thriving cultural hub.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback with Jacket

Size: 17.0 x 12.0 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Illustrations: 120

Publication date: 14 March 2019

ISBN: 9780500294666

Contents List

Introduction by Sir Nicholas Kenyon • The photographs

About the Author

Harry Cory Wright is a leading landscape photographer whose work is concerned with the fundamental sense of place.

Sir Nicholas Kenyon is Managing Director of the Barbican Centre in the City of London and, in that role, an Officer of the City of London. Sir Nicholas was previously Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of the BBC Proms.