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THE LONDON COURSE: LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY / GO WEST: THE COMING OF THE SQUARES

The recovery of London expanded at a rapid pace after the Great Fire. As the city at the heart of the Age of Enlightenment, it was a consumer society par excellence with wealth and squalor side by side. It was a rough and ready time, elegant and refined: a time of passionate preaching and riotous disorder. This is the time of Robert
Adam, Canaletto, William Hogarth and the Mob, and the course will illustrate the life that Londoners lived in every stratum of society.


GO WEST: THE COMING OF THE SQUARES (LECTURE)

The wealthy were constantly moving from the City to the new West End for their homes. The core of the new enclaves were the squares such as Cavendish,
Berkeley and Grosvenor. At the heart were the roles of the opulent land owners, the builders and the architects. We will use the great houses to show the changing styles from Palladianism to neo-classical and illustrate how they were surveyed on Jean Rocque’s great map of London.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

7 November 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£42

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info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

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