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The Central Hall of the Natural History Museum (1881) *

Artist/Designer: Alfred Waterhouse, Francis Fowke

Project Location: London, United Kingdom

Figure 1: FlickR. Museum of Natural History, Central Hall, (2013). Digital Image ( Source | Photographer: V Photography and Art )
Figure 2: ArtSTOR. Museum of Natural History
Towards staircase, (2018). Digital Image.
( Source | Accessed : October 8, 2018 | Photographer: Hartill Art Associates Inc. )

Post Modern, Contemporary

Primary Material(s):
Stone, Steel, Brick, Light, Glass


Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
19th Century, 1873, 1881

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print:

Bullen, J. B. "Alfred Waterhouse's Romanesque 'Temple of Nature': The Natural History Museum, London." Architectural History 49 (2006): 257-85.
Cunningham, Colin., and Waterhouse, Alfred. The Terracotta Designs of Alfred Waterhouse. London : Chichester, West Sussex: Natural History Museum ; Wiley-Academy, 2001.
Girouard, Mark, British Museum, Brit. Mus. N. H, Yingguo Lundun Zi Ran Bo Wu Guan, and Natural History Museum. Alfred Waterhouse and the Natural History Museum. New Haven: Yale University Press in Association with the British Museum (Natural History), 1981.
Gramates, L. "New Life for Dead Things (in Jars)." Science 298, no. 5594 (2002): 756.

Building Address: Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD, UK

Significant Dates: Construction Dates (1873-1881)

Supporting Staff/ Designers:
Alfred Waterhouse (Architect)
Francis Fowke (Civil Engineer)

Tags: Teracotta Interiors, Materiality, Museum, Stone, Steel, Rustic Style

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