Damascene: drawings by Michael Stiff
11 Princelet Street, London, E1 6QH
From July 2 - 22
As part of the London Festival of Architecture, Michael Stiff of Stiff & Trevillion Architects is exhibiting his pastel and pencil drawings depicting the ancient buildings of Syria.
This image shows Beit Al Azem, a large palace in the centre of the Old City of Damascus which is now a museum.
The polychromatic stone and render used throughout the complex characterises much of Damascus and is a recurring preoccupation in the exhibition. Other subjects include the Roman amphitheatre in Bosra, and the citadel of Aleppo.
The drawings follow on from previous Stiff exhibitions that have explored architecture of places on the cusp of change – Berlin and the Eastern bloc cities in the 1980s, China and Japan in the 1990s.
Original print headline - Arabic translation