Built over 100 years ago, the Gallery was born of a reforming desire to bring art and learning to the ordinary people of London — and at the time the ordinary people of East London were burgeoning populations of Jewish, Huguenot, German and Irish. To celebrate its centenary, Whitechapel Gallery published this book that focuses on the history of the architecture, from foundation to present day — particularly as an outstanding example of the Arts & Crafts Movement and as the site of an innovative expansion. Rises in the East includes an analysis and photographic record of the building design, with essays by William Mann, Stephen Escritt, and a roundtable discussion between architects and artists involved in the project.
Printing by Marcel Meesters, 1455 Fine Art Printers. Binding by Van Waarden.