|Dates: ||1912 - 1971|
|Born: ||England, London|
English architectural and landscape photographer. His photographs illustrated many books dealing with ‘English Cottages and Farmhouses‘ (1954), ‘English Parish Churches‘ (1952) and ‘Hatfield House‘ (1973).
From the Second World War onwards, Edwin Smith began to look at rural Britain and architectural subjects. In the 1950's, he illustrated a number of books on the landscape and architecture of Britain, including English Parish Churches, English Cottages and Farmhouses and The English Gardens. By the time of his death in 1971 Smith had illustrated more than 30 such volumes. Apart from these numerous book commissions, he often photographed simply to note and capture nuances of civic life. His photographs are testimony to the sympathetic approach he adopted towards British life and landscape.
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Date last updated: 11 Nov 2011.
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