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We are pleased to announce our new Architectural Dynasties Series – a series of four online talks commencing 13th April.
If you take even the most cursory glance at the index of any Buildings of England volume it would be clear that dynasties enjoyed great prevalence in post-medieval architectural culture. A roll-call of famous British architects would necessarily include them: the Adams, Pugins and Wyatts, for instance, while others, like Sir Christopher Wren and Sir John Soane, had frustrated dynastic ambitions. This four-part series will bring architectural dynasties into focus by examining what can be learnt by thinking about them as groups spanning larger time-spans than individuals. Key questions across the series might include: What was at stake for dynasties and those who supported them? Did architects ‘do’ architecture any differently by virtue of belonging to a dynasty, for instance in inheriting a bias for a particular style? What would the built environment look like had there not been architectural dynasties?
You can buy individual tickets to the upcoming talks in the series below:
Historian and curator Barry Bergdoll examines transformations in French architectural culture through the lens of the Vaudoyer dynasty of architects.
Architect Nick Gilbert Scott talks about his famous ancestors, including his grandfather Sir Giles and his great-great grandfather, Sir George.
Architectural historian Joshua Mardell introduces the unsung Buckler dynasty of Gothic Revival architects and topographical draughtsmen.
Missed our first talk in the series? Purchase a ticket to watch the recording of 'The Caroe Dynasty: a family and its home over four generations' here.
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