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A style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Modernism after 1945- SOLD OUT
[17/10]
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St
16/02/2017
Post War Buildings
Golden Lane Estate, Golden Lane. City of London.
Historic England James O. Davies

A style guide to Twentieth Century Architecture: Modernism after 1945 *SOLD OUT*

Thursday 16th 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 Elain Harwood on Modernism after 1945.

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.

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

 

 


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