Silk Street
London, England EC2Y 8DS

Introduced by David Heathcote, design and architectural historian and author of Penthouse Over the City:The Barbican and Modern Living.

Built out of the bomb craters of the blitz the Barbican is one of the world’s largest modernist developments and was directly influenced by Le Corbusier.

This programme is an unmissable chance to see rare archive documentaries that tell the story of the Barbican from drawing boards full of post-war visions for a new tomorrow, to today.

Highlights include footage of the acres of rumble from which the Barbican rose after the war in Barbican Regained, alternative plans for the Centre in Top People and a behind-the-scenes reality at the peak of Barbican life in the 80s.

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Added by ChrisDodo on April 8, 2009