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Friday01 August 2014

Damascene: drawings by Michael Stiff

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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.

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  • James Balston

    Lovely drawing. Will definitely be visiting this exhibition, which will hopefully inspire me to pick up pencil and paper again. Its been too long!

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  • Very great idea showing architectural drawings in the prctice environment. I will certainly visit the exhibition.

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