Devoted to the unexpected details that help to make life in the city worth living
Friday, 12 February 2010
Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place W1
The figure at the centre of the RIBA's Portland Place facade is Architectural Aspiration, by E. Bainbridge Copnal. The Architect stands in a model village with specimens of Western styles of architecture, from ancient Greek through Renaissance classical to Gothic. He looks up, shielding his eyes, looking at some magnficent dome.
Copnal also did the figures round the side, of which more anon.