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Playfair and the City

  • 01 January 2018 - 25 February 2018
  • Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12noon - 5pm | Free, no ticket required
  • City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Discover more about Edinburgh's most influential architects at this fascinating exhibition in the City Art Centre. 

William Henry Playfair, architect (1790-1857) help shape Edinburgh into the city that we see today. His contribution to the architecture of early 19th century Edinburgh is found thoughout the city and its surroundings - many of his most noteworthy buildings and landscapes located in the Old and New Towns.

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By focusing on Playfair's built and unbuilt proposals within the City Centre, this exhibition shows his vision and ambition for Edinburgh as a place of significance within the British Isles, and follows Edinburgh's progression from a Neo-Classical post-Enlightenment city to the industrial powerhouse of the Victorian age. 

Playfair in the City has been organised in partnership with The University of Edinburgh. 

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