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Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focussing on images of Edinburgh’s neoclassical heritage though the works of photographers Edwin Smith and Colin McLean. Tours lasts an hour.

This exhibition is a celebration of Edinburgh’s neo-classical architecture, as seen through the eyes of two architectural photographers, working half a cen­tury apart. Edwin Smith (1912-72), once described as “a genius at photography” provided the photographs for The Making of Classical Edinburgh by A J Youngson, published in 1966. Colin McLean has spent the last two years re-interpreting Smith’s evocative black and white images. The exhibition will be a homage to Smith’s photography, and a reflection on the changes in Edinburgh’s townscape over the last 50 years. It is accompanied by a new publication, and a varied events programme. A revised edition of Youngson’s ground-breaking book is also being published to coincide with the exhibition.


Free but booking is essential.

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Free but booking is essential. To book visit edinburghmuseums.org.uk or phone the City Art Centre on 0131 529 3993. This tour has full disabled access.

How to Book

Venue contact for bookings:
Margaret Findlay Margaret.Findlay@edinburgh.gov.uk or 0131 529 3963.