Luminous Cities

The great cities of the world are vibrant creative centres in which the built environment is often as inspirational as the activities of its citizens, and, since the nineteenth century photographers have creatively explored the idea of the city. Free Entry.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 22 October 2010 to Sunday 13 March 2011

Coin de la rue Valette et Pantheon, 5e arrondissement, matinee de mars 1925, printed 1978 image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Sunday 05 September 2010.
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This exhibition, drawn from the collection of the NGV, considers various ways in which photographers in the 19th and 20th centuries have viewed cities as historical sites, bustling modern metropolises and architectural utopias. These lyrical images describe the physical attributes of cities, offer insights into the creative imaginations of architects and photographers and embody the zeitgeist of their times.