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 incorporating Colour
- 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
- Wren's London
- Year Book of Bridges
Eric de Mare's photography is included in the
- English Heritage / NMR
(National Monuments Record)
NMR holds 2,800 de Maré photos.
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.