A Night in London

Twentieth Century Architecture

Bill Brandt

Twentieth Century Architecture

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

20 x 24.4 cms (7.86 x 9.59 ins)

c.1935

HC 11501

Provenance

The Estate of Bill Brandt
Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Literature

Bill Brandt, The English at Home, 1936 (illustrated full page)

Mounted vintage exhibition print.

Titled, in pencil, on verso.

Photographer's "Photo Bill Brandt" stamp on verso.

Only two prints known.

This photograph of Battersea Power Station is the actual one reproduced in Brandt's first book, The English at Home (1936), with the title "Twentieth Century Architecture". An emblem of modernity, it followed a plate entitled "Twelfth Century Architecture". This view of the metropolis is anomalous in the book and is one of the most overtly modernist images Brandt ever produced.

Copyright The Bill Brandt Archive, London / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York / Zürich. 2018

British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Bill Brandt

Twentieth Century Architecture

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

20 x 24.4 cms (7.86 x 9.59 ins)

c.1935

HC 11501

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