#DidYouKnow that in 1838 RIBA set up a committee to investigate best competition practice, proposing to limit #perspective#drawings to certain viewpoints. In 1900 RIBA decided that perspectives were superfluous in competitions. Part of #DisappearHere, now extended until 24 November. Visit the exhibition in the Architecture Gallery, 66 Portland Place.
Image: Crystal Palace, Hyde Park, London by Sir Joseph Paxton. Credit #ribacollections
Announcing our latest #DisappearHere image contest! Our second theme focuses on 'Horizons'. Explore your local landscape and capture your best horizons, skylines and vanishing points in any medium, to be in with a chance of bagging some special Sam Jacob Studio merchandise.
How to enter:
Photograph, draw, paint, sketch or collage your submission
Post your image on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #DisappearHere and #Horizons by Sunday 30 September. The winning participant of the second theme will receive a Sam Jacob Studio-designed beach towel.
Visit architecture.com/DisappearHere for more information including T&Cs.
Image: Aerial view of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, seen from the roof of the Duomo. Monica Pidgeon / RIBA Collections
The river Tiber with the dome of St Peter's, Rome, photographed by James Anderson. One of the most prolific photographers working in Rome in the 19th century, Anderson opened a studio there in 1853 producing tourist souvenir prints capturing Rome's famed buildings and sculptures.
This photograph is one of many currently on display at the Vittoriano in Rome, in the exhibition “Eternal City: Rome in the Photographs Collection of the RIBA”.
#Didyouknow that Serlio published his first book ‘On the Five Styles of Building’ in Venice in 1537, which was in fact the ‘fourth book of architecture’. It wasn’t until 1545 that the first and second books were published, this time in Paris. Part of the #disappearhere exhibition open at 66 Portland Place, a commission by @_samjacob.#perspective#serlio#perspectivedrawing