From Mexican baroque churches to the Festival of Britain, by way of the Shanghai skyline, the history of 20th century architecture is told in Exposed! Images from the Royal Institute of British Architects Library Photographs Collection, which runs from 13 October to 17 November at the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. Curated by the RIBA’s Robert Elwall, the show features 88 shots from photographers including John Maltby, Tony Ray Jones and Alistair Hunter (Staatsgalerie extension, Stuttgart pictured). New prints have been made from the original negatives, says Elwall, so the exhibition can tour the country.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.
As Design Manchester celebrates its fifth birthday, we pick out our top exhibitions to catch at the festival, including a tribute to the book covers of Mancunian literary legend Anthony
Atlas has created the branding for the new fashion label, which will also be contributed to by other industrial and product designers.