Ashford, Kent, England
| St Martin's School of Art and Central School of Art and Design, London
Downing College, Cambridge
Architectural Association, London
|Architectural photographer and writer
Tim Rawle is an English architectural photographer and writer. He is best known for his photographs of buildings in Cambridge, England.
Tim Rawle was born in Ashford, Kent. After studying fine art and graphic design at St Martin's School of Art and at the Central School of Art and Design, London, he read architecture at Downing College, Cambridge, continuing his education at the Architectural Association, where he was Caldicott Scholar.
He first came to attention with the publication of his book Cambridge Architecture in 1985. Besides providing the text and the photographs for this venture he also designed the book. The Daily Telegraph described it as "an astonishingly comprehensive book . . . a unique and valuable record".A revised edition was brought out by André Deutsch in 1993.
In 1987 he provided the photography and design for Cinzia Maria Sicca's Committed to Classicism: The Building of Downing College, Cambridge.The following year he was commissioned to design a new pictorial book on the National Portrait Gallery's collection as well as a small guide to the NPG's outstation at Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales.
In 1991, he set up a small business called "The Cambridge Portfolio" to publish calendars, diaries, greetings cards and postcards featuring his photographs of Cambridge buildings and Cambridge town and gown. He did the photography and design for the official guide to King's College Chapel. [ citation needed ]For a period spanning several years he produced prospectuses for many Cambridge colleges and independent schools in south-east England.
In 2005 he published the book Cambridge (Frances Lincoln).In his review in CAM, the university magazine, Peter Richards wrote: "At the heart of the book lies a fascinating exploration of seven hundred years of University architecture . . . This is, quite simply, the best introduction to Cambridge ever published."
The Howard Foundation commissioned Rawle to be the author and photographer of a new book on Downing College published in 2015 and described by the Georgian as a "well-researched architectural history" with "exceptional photographs".
Rawle was appointed a Fellow Commoner of Downing College, Cambridge in 1987.
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Cambridge is Tim Rawle's introduction to the architectural history of Cambridge. Concise essays telling the story of the city's growth from Roman times to the present day and of the development of the colleges of the University of Cambridge are profusely illustrated with Rawle's photographs of townscapes and views of the colleges.
A Classical Adventure: The Architectural History of Downing College, Cambridge is a book written by Tim Rawle and first published in 2015. The book is an introduction to the architectural history of Downing College, Cambridge with photographs of the college buildings by Rawle and Louis Sinclair.
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