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A style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture Returns - Modernism after 1945 and Neo-Georgian
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St
06/06/2017 - 06/06/2017

A style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture Returns - Modernism after 1945 and Neo-Georgian

Tuesday 6th June 2017 - Doors open 6.15pm for drinks and a browse of our publications. Lectures start at 6.30pm

Following our sell out Lecture Series earlier in the year and the demand for tickets we have persuaded our speakers to come back for a rerun. This time around we will be having two speakers each evening and have asked them to cut their talks down to approximately 25 minutes each. As we will be having lighter evenings they may of course extend beyond that!

Understanding architecture since 1914 involves understanding the meaning of labels and their underlying meaning. While these are widely used, they represent a mixture of forgotten intentions, opportunistic adoptions, post-rationalisations and misapplications.

Six speakers will unpack the identity of six styles that have dominated the period and clear away some of the fog.

Modernism after 1945

Elain Harwood

There have been many Modernisms. In the years after 1945, Brutalism was just one version, and there was a wide variety of approaches to structure, materials and form, including the typical styles of the Festival of Britain and the early Welfare State. Elain Harwood was recently awarded the Alice Davis Hitchcock medal for her book Space, Hope and Brutalism. 


Speakers to be confirmed

Neo-Georgian was the background architecture of the twentieth century with a wide variety of applications for private and public design, including post offices, schools, pubs and banks, typically with red brick and white sash windows. The speakers were the editors of Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970: a reappraisal, published in 2016

Members £8.00   Non Members £10.00   Students £5.00      (A glass of wine is included in these prices)

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