The Architecture of Topography: a 'kind of map-work'?

Monday 21 November 2022 (12:13) - Wednesday 1 March 2023 (17:00)
A delicate watercolour of a figure moving through an archway and up a set of stairs. The palette is a range of browns and greys and the archway is defined by light brush feathering.
Possibly by Noël Clérian (1796 - 1842) À Palerme (detail), Palermo, Sicily, date unknown. Watercolour

Spanning borders, periods and cultural perspectives, this display of prints and drawings explores the concept of topography: how a place is defined by a description of its significant physical features – be they geographical, natural or man-made.

It features images from the Barber collection by artists as diverse as Fra Bartolommeo, Wenceslaus Hollar, Piranesi, JMW Turner and Max Klinger.

Free to visit. Find out more on the Barber website.

Display curated by Helen Cobby, Assistant Curator

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