History of Architecture in Britain – Medieval to Neoclassical

This Study Day will examine the development of architecture in England during a period of great change. The gothic style of the medieval period was beginning to be superseded by Renaissance ideas, which although not fully understood at the time were applied enthusiastically by the Tudors and Stuarts. In spite of this some of the most extraordinary buildings ever created in these islands are products of this period.

It was not until the arrival of Inigo Jones that true classical architecture began to be understood and applied in an appropriate manner and we shall squeeze in a short mini-tutorial on classical architecture, which I hope will clarify matters and be of some help.

The course requires no previous knowledge but attendance at previous sessions on medieval architecture will inevitably provide useful background.


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