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Exclusively for the Barbican

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Designed by the architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon and built between 1962 and 1982, the Barbican estate formed part of a utopian vision to transform and regenerate an area of London left devastated by bombing during World War II. It is one of the most significant examples of post war architecture in Britain. 

Our three new prints, created exclusively for the Barbican, celebrate the estate's iconic architecture. These brutalist beauties are available to buy ONLY from the Barbican Shop >

 

The Barbican’s famous three towers (Cromwell, Shakespeare and Lauderdale) were all completed in the 1970s and at the time of completion were the tallest residential blocks in Europe.

 

Frobisher Crescent is a dramatic semi-circular building at the heart of the Barbican. It is one of the many striking terrace blocks on the estate which are famed for their distinctive barrel shaped roofs.

 

The Barbican Centre is Europe’s largest multi-arts venue and is a labyrinth of performance halls, theatres, cinema screens and gallery spaces. Described as the City of London’s gift to the nation, the centre was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II in1982.

 

The prints form part of Dorothy's ongoing series of nostalgic travel prints celebrating some of our favourite brutalist and post war architectural projects. Shop full range >

Concept and design Dorothy, illustrations Stephen Millership.

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