Authors and Photographers

Eric Samuel de Ma



Eric de Mare was born in 1910 of Swedish parents.  He qualified as  an architect and practiced from 1936 to 1940.

From the early 1940s onwards, he concentrated on his architectural photography.  Many of his photographs were published in The Architectural Review.  He became editor of The Architects' Journal.

He wrote some of the best selling textbooks on photography in the 1960s and 1970s, and several books illustrating architecture, waterways and London.  His books include:

-  Photography

-  Photography incorporating Colour Photography

-  Photography and Architecture

-  Colour Photography

-  Canals of England

-  Architectural Photography

-  Bridges of Britain

-  Time on the Thames

-  London's River

-  Victorian London Revealed

-  London 1851 - the year of the Great Exhibition

-  Wren's London

-  Year Book of Bridges

Eric de Mare's photography is included in the collections of:

- English Heritage / NMR (National Monuments Record)
NMR holds 2,800 de Maré phot
os.  All can be viewed on-line on their web site.

- RCAHMS / NMRS (Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland / National Monuments Record of Scotland)  A few photos are held.
I have seen his photos of the Forth Rail Bridge in this collection.


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