Gothic Architecture and 19th-Century Photography
7 January - 16 May 2010
Architecture, Room 128a
Drawing on the V&A's rich holdings of 19th-century photographs, this display examines the relationship that developed between photography and architectural practice in the 19th century and explores how photography facilitated the re-discovery of an idealised past. The display also addresses the role played by photography in the recording of buildings before demolition and its use as a tool for preserving the national architectural heritage.