Looking at a drawing from the RIBA’s collections, RIBA curator Charles Hind explains why William Burges’s design for a memorial church in Constantinople was never built.
This item is on display at the Empire Builders exhibition at the V&A until 15 June 2014, part of the RIBA’s Brits Season.
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‘Rebetikaud’ by Sam Shalabi