Discovering london

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Learner & Entry Requirements:

An interest in London and its development.

Course Aim & Objective:

This course is an introduction into London's rich cultural history. You will learn about the imaginative vision of London's architects, writers and artists.

This course is entirely class based with the option of visits outside the course hours.

Course Syllabus:

A Historical Introduction to the Architectural Styles of London including revivals and their influences.

Provisional Programme:

The weather in Spring 2010 is likely to be cold, so we shall study/visit buildings as much as possible rather than do areas. The programme from January will probably include, but not necessarily in this o…

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Learner & Entry Requirements:

An interest in London and its development.

Course Aim & Objective:

This course is an introduction into London's rich cultural history. You will learn about the imaginative vision of London's architects, writers and artists.

This course is entirely class based with the option of visits outside the course hours.

Course Syllabus:

A Historical Introduction to the Architectural Styles of London including revivals and their influences.

Provisional Programme:

The weather in Spring 2010 is likely to be cold, so we shall study/visit buildings as much as possible rather than do areas. The programme from January will probably include, but not necessarily in this order:

  1. English Baroque: Sir Christopher Wren – A visit to St Stephen Walbrook church and St. Paul's Cathedral
  2. English Palladianism: Lord Burlington – A visit to Chiswick House and Gardens which will have been recently refurbished. Visit to Burlington House – now The Royal Academy - will have a Van Gogh exhibition.
  3. Roccoco: French paintings and décor at Hertford House (refurbished) – A visit to The Wallace Collection – Daminan Hirst's new paintings will be on show – and a temporary exhibition on Romantic History painting to coincide with one at The National Gallery.
  4. English Gothick: Horace Walpole – A visit to Strawberry Hill which will have recently been refurbished
  5. English Neo-Classicism – Thomas Cubitt. Belgravia / Eaton Square – connections to the Kray Twins.
  6. Suburbia and Modernism – Charles Holden and suburban tube stations. The London transport museum will be displaying an exhibition on London's suburbia. An optional visit to the Palladian Covent Garden and to the Transport Museum.
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