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Architecture And Art Collection

Architecture and art have always been intertwined, creating stunning structures that captivate the eye and inspire the soul

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: The Beresford Apartment House In New York

The Beresford Apartment House In New York
Photo shows the view north up Central Park West from in front of the Natural History Museum to the Beresford apartment building, New York, late 1930s

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Midland Hotel in Morecambe, the first Art Deco hotel in Britain

Midland Hotel in Morecambe, the first Art Deco hotel in Britain
circa 1935: A view of the front elevation of the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire. Designed by architect Oliver Hill and built in 1932-33 by the London Midland & Scottish Railway

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: St Thomas Hospital

St Thomas Hospital
August 1919: St Thomas Hospital on the south bank of the River Thames, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Glasgow Centre

Glasgow Centre
circa 1900: The Municipal Buildings in George Square, central Glasgow. Glasgows City Chambers are built in Italian Renaissance style and were opened by Queen Victoria in 1888

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Luton Hoo

Luton Hoo
April 1950: The outside of Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire which houses the Wernher Collection. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Mesopotamia, Ur, ziggurat

Mesopotamia, Ur, ziggurat

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Battersea Power Station Silhouette

Battersea Power Station Silhouette
25th January 1954: Battersea power station in London. With dimensions of 160m x 170m, the roof of the boiler house 50m tall, and its four 103m tall, tapering chimneys

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Fawley Oil Refinery

Fawley Oil Refinery
circa 1952: Fawley Oil Refinery, Southampton, is owned by the Esso Petroleum Company. It is the largest oil refinery in Europe. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Chiswick House

Chiswick House
circa 1829: Chiswick House in London, Middlesex, designed by Richard Boyle, the 3rd Earl of Burlington. The building is inspired by Palladios Villa Rotonda, near Vicenza

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse

Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
A woodcut illustration depicting the Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse, by German artist Albrecht Durer (1471 - 1528) (Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Marylebone Station

Marylebone Station
June 1921: The interior of Marylebone station in London which belongs to the Great Central Railway. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Staffordshire Potteries

Staffordshire Potteries
Factories in the Staffordshire potteries, 2nd March 1946. Original publication : Picture Post - 3088 - Pottery : A Working Partys Problem - pub

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Opera House Plan

Opera House Plan
circa 1865: A floor plan of the Paris Opera house. The building was designed by architect Charles Garnier and opened in 1875

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower
circa 1950: Built in 1894, and modelled on the Eiffel Tower, the tower at Blackpool dominates the towns skyline standing 158 metres tall. (Photo by George H. Hall/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Galleria Umberto

Galleria Umberto
circa 1930: Galleria Umberto, Naples, one of Europes most famous shopping arcades. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Lyons Corner House

Lyons Corner House
circa 1930: Lyons Corner House on junction of Coventry Street and Rupert Street in Piccadilly, London W1. (Photo by Sasha/Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: London Power Station

London Power Station
2nd July 1955: Battersea power station in London. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7838 - What can The Citizen Do ? - pub. 1958 (Photo by Michael Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Airship R-101

Airship R-101
October 1929: Airship R101 passing over St Pauls Cathedral, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Astoria Cinema

Astoria Cinema
August 1929: Exterior of the Astoria Cinema, Brixton, south London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Bavarian Castle

Bavarian Castle
25th August 1970: Neuschwanstein Castle dominates the surrounding tree tops of Bavaria, Germany. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: St Georges Hall

St Georges Hall
circa 1890: St Georges Hall, Liverpool. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: St Pancras Station

St Pancras Station and Midland Grand Hotel London, designed by Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott, circa 1905. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Perth Over The Tay

Perth Over The Tay
A view over the River Tay from Victoria Bridge to Perth Street, Perth, Scotland, 16th April 1955. Original publication: Picture Post - 7671 - Make Perth The Capital - pub

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral
circa 1850: The cathedral church of Notre Dame at Chartres in north western France, famed for its medieval glass windows. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London

Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London
19th July 1950: Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Luna Park At Night

Luna Park At Night
Buildings lit up at night at Luna Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City, c. 1900. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: McAlpin Hotel

McAlpin Hotel
The Herald Square area of Manhattan, including the McAlpin Hotel located at the corner of Broadway and 34th Street, bustles with activity in this print, New York, New York, circa 1914

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Barclay Vesey Art Deco Building

Barclay Vesey Art Deco Building
circa 1928: Exterior view of the Barclay Vesey Building, located at 140 West Street, New York City. The Art Deco building, designed by the architectural firm of McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great

Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great
circa 1950: A view of the Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great. Londons oldest surviving church. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange
circa 1820: The London Stock Exchange from a drawing by Thomas H Shepherd. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Christs College

Christs College
circa 1930: The gateway of Christs College, Cambridge, depicting the college crest. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Herbert Felton/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: View Of Erie Canal

View Of Erie Canal
Several groups of people talk and walk along the Erie Canal, Lockport, New York, 1830s. (Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Colossus Of Rhodes

Colossus Of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes, a giant statue of the sun god Helios measuring 34 metres, towers over the islands harbour, circa 250 BC

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Brighton Clock Tower

Brighton Clock Tower
1894: The clock tower in Brighton. (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Old Cairo

Old Cairo
circa 1880: Old buildings in the Touloun quarter of Cairo. Examples of highly decorated mashrubiyeh windows. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Heckscher Building

Heckscher Building
circa 1925: Exterior view of the Heckscher building, located at 1230 Fifth Avenue and 104th Street, New York City. The building now houses El Museo del Barrio

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Mayan Pottery With Engraved Jaguar

Mayan Pottery With Engraved Jaguar
An ancient Mayan pottery beaker engraved with a jaguar design, from the Yucatan, Mexico. (Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: The Lawn At The University Of Virginia

The Lawn At The University Of Virginia
Engraving shows the main lawn and quadrangle of the campus of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, circa 1830s

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Great Exhibition

Great Exhibition
Waiting for Queen Victoria to arrive at the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace. The glass and iron building was designed by Joseph Paxton and initially erected in Hyde Park, London

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: The main spiral staircase at Queens House, Greenwich

The main spiral staircase at Queens House, Greenwich, London. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7277 - Greenwich Staircase - unpub. (Photo by Raymond Kleboe/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Zeppelin Over Berlin

Zeppelin Over Berlin
The Graf Zeppelin, the worlds most successful airship, flies over the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: East Midtown Skyline

East Midtown Skyline
Aerial view from the East River looking west of the East Midtown Manhattan skyline, New York, New York, 1950s or 1960s. Prominant structures include the United Nations Headquarters (right)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Ally Pally

Ally Pally
9th October 1935: Rows of stalls in the main hall of Alexandra Palace, at the start of the North London Exhibition. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Gladstones House

Gladstones House
circa 1890: Hawarden Castle in Flintshire, North Wales, home of British prime minister William Ewart Gladstone (1809 - 1898). (Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Kaiser Hof Hotel

Kaiser Hof Hotel
1920: Guests sitting outside the Kaiser Hof Hotel, Dar es-Salaam, Tanganyika, East Africa. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Dresden, Germany

Dresden, Germany
An engraving of the German city of Dresden as it looked when visited by German composer J.S. Bach (1695 - 1750) in 1733. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Bastille Under Siege

Bastille Under Siege
1789: The Bastille under siege by troops during the French Revolution. Below: The ground plan. Original Artwork: Engraving by J Chapman (pub. 15th September 1798 by J Wilkes)

Background imageArchitecture And Art Collection: Forum

Forum
circa 1930: The Temples of Castor and Pollux in the foreground of the Forum in central Rome. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Herbert Felton/Getty Images)



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Architecture and art have always been intertwined, creating stunning structures that captivate the eye and inspire the soul. From the iconic Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Britain's first Art Deco hotel, to the grandeur of Glasgow Centre and St Thomas Hospital, these architectural marvels showcase the fusion of creativity and functionality. The Fawley Oil Refinery stands as a testament to industrial architecture, its towering presence dominating the landscape. Meanwhile, an Opera House Plan transports us into a world of elegance and drama, while Battersea Power Station Silhouette evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era. Luton Hoo exudes timeless beauty with its exquisite design elements that transport visitors back in time. Marylebone Station serves as both a transportation hub and an architectural gem with its Victorian charm. Chiswick House is a masterpiece of Neo-Palladian architecture, showcasing intricate details that make it truly remarkable. The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse sculpture leaves viewers in awe with its powerful symbolism. Galleria Umberto entices art enthusiasts with its magnificent interior adorned with stunning frescoes and ornate decorations. Lyons Corner House represents an era when tea rooms were at their peak popularity – combining elegant design with delectable treats for all to enjoy. In this captivating blend of architecture and artistry lies our rich cultural heritage - each structure telling stories from different periods in history. These landmarks serve as reminders of human ingenuity while providing spaces for inspiration and contemplation. Whether you're exploring historical sites or admiring contemporary designs, architecture fused with art continues to shape our cities' skylines while leaving lasting impressions on those who encounter them.