TALK | Saturday Morning Architecture School: Georgian
event Saturday, 20 May 2017
access_time 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
location_on The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT
Georgian London - our dynamic city Prof. Geoffrey Tyack describes how under the first four Georges (1714-1830) London became one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world, its buildings still bearing witness to its wealth and prestige.
This talk will examine the architectural legacy of Georgian London: the squares and aristocratic town houses of the West End, the churches and public buildings, and the multifarious places in which the vast and growing population found their employment. We will look at the work of well-known architects such as Robert Adam, John Nash and Sir John Soane, and also at the craftsmanship which plays such an important part in their buildings. It is impossible to understand modern London without reference to its Georgian origins, and this talk aims to explain why the architecture of Georgian London is so special, and to encourage understanding and appreciation of its qualities. In partnership with The Built Environment Trust