The Twentieth Century Society

Past Events

Event Details

A style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Modernism in the 1930's - SOLD OUT
[17/09]
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St
02/02/2017
The Wood House, Shipbourne, Kent 1936 by Walter Gropius and Maxwell Fry photo by Morley von Sternberg

A style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Modernism in the 1930's   *SOLD OUT*

Thursday 2nd February 2017 - Doors open 6.15pm for drinks and a browse of our publications. Lectures start at 6.30pm

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. This week Modernism in the 1930's with Alan Powers.

Modernism was meant to be more than a style – in fact the end of styles as we know them. It was a mission and a vision, rooted in formulae but reaching for eternity. Was it destined to become a set of design clichés, like any other style, or did it achieve liberation?

Members £8.00    Non Members £10.00   Students £5.00 (glass of wine included)

Lectures can also be booked as a complete series

 


Back to list