Architectural History Of London

London: a sprawling megalopolis or still a collection of villages?Covering 2000 years of London's expansion through its architecture, you will explore not only the great monuments but also at the everyday life of the city. We will focus on the key periods of urban development and architectural styles...

Taught by: Jonathan Kewley.

Description

London: a sprawling megalopolis or still a collection of villages?

Covering 2000 years of London's expansion through its architecture, you will explore not only the great monuments but also at the everyday life of the city. We will focus on the key periods of urban development and architectural styles. These will be compared to other European cities, which will reveal some of the unique qualities of London's architecture.

Topics covered

We will discuss the relevant social, political and economic conditions of the city's development in a series of introductory lectures.

Discussions will be – weather allowing - combined with a series of city walks. When the course takes place in winter evenings, and whenever group city walks are not possible, you'll be given guidance of where to go at the weekend to experience London first hand.

We will look at churches and shipyards, highways and alleys, palaces and pumping stations, stately homes and council estates to experience the different stages of London's expansion.

A critically informed understanding of the urban surrounding will allow us to develop our own historical map of the city's architecture.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners


Tutor information

Jonathan Kewley is an architectural historian. He is a Londoner by birth and residence, and read history at Oxford. He is now Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, for whom he has recently organised their four-day annual visit (this year to the Isle of Man). He is currently working on the architecture of seventeenth and eighteenth century grave monuments at Durham University.


Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A pen
  • A notebook

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
20/03/2017 - 24/03/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£430Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
18/04/2017 - 27/06/2017Tuesdays - NO CLASS ON 20 JUNE18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£430Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket
31/07/2017 - 04/08/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£430Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket