tue26apr6:30 pmOnline Lecture: ‘So mean, so artless, and so inconvenient’ – Architectural Criticism in the Grub Street PressOnline talk by Matthew Roberts6:30 pm Book Now

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£5 members/£7 non-members

The late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries changed the British built environment forever, as a combination of fossil fuels, the profits of empire and radical shifts in intellectual culture created a substantially new architectural ground condition. This lecture will examine how these changes led to a serious and critical conversation about architecture in the Grub Street Press, and what this nascent form of architectural criticism can teach us about Georgian architecture and intellectual culture.

Matthew Lloyd Roberts is a PhD student at the Ax:son Johnson Centre for the Study of Classical Architecture at Cambridge University. His research is concerned with the experience and reception of architecture in 17th-18th century Britain. He also produces the architectural history podcast About Buildings and Cities and hosts the SAHGB’s podcast Architectural History.

The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.

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