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A Forgotten Masterpiece - From the Dark Cave

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Friday, 10 June 2011

A Forgotten Masterpiece - From the Dark Cave

Wandering in Henrietta Place yesterday, I suddenly noticed for the first time this incredible sculptural frieze. A personal history of architecture, from Caves to Canary Wharf by the late Keir Smith (1950 -2007) a sculptor and draughtsman.

He won the  Royal Society of Arts "Art for Architecture Award" for this work in 1992 but I cannot find a complete set of pictures anywhere on the net. The work is entitled  ' From the Dark Cave'.


The Dark Cave
The Cromlech

The Primitive Hut

Hawksmoor's Pyramid

The Temple at Euston

The Castle
Reculver
The Observatory

The Oxford Chapel

The Radcliffe Library

The Pit Head

The Council House
The Engine House


The Senate House

Canary Wharf
This magnificent frieze is at first floor level around Henrietta House, Henrietta Place, London W1.


The building is in the final stages of a refurbishment and is due to reopen soon.

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