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Faces of British Architecture exhibition launched

December 28 2011

Faces of British Architecture exhibition launched
A photographic exhibition profiling 45 famous faces in British architecture and engineering has been launched by roofing firm Icopal.

The portrait shots have been taken by photographer Timothy Soar with commentary by Isabel Allen in an attempt to record people who have dedicated their lives to their work.

Curator Lorna Soar said: “The portraits are a serious record of people who have committed their lives to their work and this is reflected in the final portraits. Timothy was also selected because as a photographer he meets the architects and often walks around their buildings with the lead architect whilst they discuss the project in detail.

“I wanted this empathy. Also a photographer equally committed to their own search for truth within the process.”

Amongst those included in the exhibition, amongst them Charlie Sutherland, John McAslan and Simon Allford.

The exhibition will be held at the Building Centre, London, between January 9 and February 29.
Charlie Sutherland
Charlie Sutherland
Richard Murphy
Richard Murphy


#1 Posted by VitruviusAteMyHamster on 1 Jan 2012 at 01:42 AM
If you have information on the whereabouts of any of these individuals, please call the crimebusters hotline.
#2 Posted by Bonzo on 9 Jan 2012 at 13:44 PM
Most of the women in this look fairly benign, but the blokes look very intimidating. Those who are not bald have pure mental hair
Walt Disney
#3 Posted by Walt Disney on 9 Jan 2012 at 15:32 PM
Seems like a fairly representative cross section of middle aged, middle class, British eccentrics and lunatics. Perty has seen better days. Is that the same guy who was the fresh faced wee laddie at Strathclyde Uni?
david nimmo
#4 Posted by david nimmo on 9 Jan 2012 at 15:58 PM
I'm not sure this presents the profession in the right way. There are ringers in there for Myra Hindley, Rudolf Hess and Aleister Crowley.
#5 Posted by Tahiti on 9 Jan 2012 at 16:17 PM
I didn't appreciate 1980s David Essex was an architect....
david nimmo
#6 Posted by david nimmo on 9 Jan 2012 at 17:31 PM
...and it looks as if Timothy Soar has picked up a few tips from F W Murnau.
#7 Posted by Stuart on 10 Jan 2012 at 10:08 AM
Strange exhibition to select on the basis of the weirdest faces?
#8 Posted by john on 10 Jan 2012 at 11:06 AM
vanity as always + a reminder some of the younger ones was just to be famous from the outset. older ones are fair enough. wonder where you know who is....
david nimmo
#9 Posted by david nimmo on 11 Jan 2012 at 17:00 PM
Not Lord Voldemort, surely the ARB wouldn't admit him?
#10 Posted by bob on 12 Jan 2012 at 17:38 PM
what about the pictures of the poor souls who actually did the work?

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