Nigel Green - Reconstruction


Nigel Green - Reconstruction

20 January – 14 February 2012

Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury

Private View: Friday 20 January 2011, 6 – 8pm

  A unique expression of architectural influences ‘Reconstruction’ documents in photographs by Nigel Green the post First and Second World War architecture of Picardy in Northern France. The exhibition at the Herbert Read Gallery will be the first show of the project in the UK. Suffering widespread devastation in both wars the enormous task of reconstruction encompassed every form of built structure: agricultural, civic, domestic and religious. These buildings of the reconstruction represent a form of vernacular modernism extending from the 1920s to the 1970s. Entire towns and villages were rebuilt from scratch creating a unique 20th century architectural environment. The resulting photographs document this largely overlooked period, while highlighting ideas about the photographic representation of the built environment, issues of cultural history and memory. A book to accompany the project is also available and includes a specially commissioned essay by the architectural historian Martin Kew Meade. ISBN 978-2-9530799-6-8, Diaphane editions.  

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