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Leidseplein Amsterdam | by Het Nieuwe Instituut - Architecture Collection
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Leidseplein Amsterdam

J.B. Ingwersen. Evening impression of the Leidseplein in Amsterdam, 1960–1965. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut. INGW r79

 

'Nightbirds' descends into the night-time world of bohemians and night owls. How did architects over the past century manage to capture in their drawings the bustle as the audience gradually files into a theatre? What mood do their sketches conjure up of a café or club? And does any drawing depict the loneliness of the city, the emptiness after the party?

 

See www.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/nightbirds

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Taken on September 23, 2014