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An Introduction to British Architectural History / ​Anglo-Palladian

Jeremy Musson, architectural historian, author and broadcaster has devised an enjoyable and informative introduction to British architectural history by looking at the works of select groups of influential architects working in the late seventeenth century, the early eighteenth century, the late eighteenth century and the nineteenth century; he uses the work of these architects to help navigate the complex story of architecture in each of these key periods. As a former architectural editor of Country Life there will be an emphasis on country house design, but this will be related to wider themes of public, urban and ecclesiastical work.

In this lecture you will look at the rise of 'Palladian' architecture in the early 18th century, especially in the sphere of public works and country and town house design; the focus will be on the role of Lord Burlington and his protégé William Kent, championing a new purity in classical design and connoisseurship, and thus Burlington's Chiswick Villa will serve as a demonstration of the search for the perfect model of classical architecture, with the rule book of Palladio's I Quattro Libri; the Palladian model transformed the look and feel of English architecture, from Horse Guards in Whitehall, to numerous town and country houses, including Houghton and Holkham, in which William Kent played such a decisive role.


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Date and Time:

21 January 2015 at 10:45 am


Half Day



The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square

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