tue19sep6:30 pmtue7:30 pmCreativity vs Tradition: a false duality?In-person lecture by Mark Wilson-Jones6:30 pm - 7:30 pm The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, FitzroviaBook Now

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This talk reflects on the use of precedent in classical architecture from antiquity to the present day, interrogating perceptions that this presumes ‘copying’. There have indeed been times when the replication of hallowed exemplars was the done thing; this is, however, more the exception than the rule. Meanwhile the notion that working with tradition is necessarily mechanical and uncreative has been exaggerated by champions of modernism as a way of promoting their own causes. Novelty has always had its attractions, but it becomes a false god if put on too high a pedestal. And what is so wrong with repurposing the tried and tested?

A prize winner both as an architect and as an architectural historian, Mark Wilson Jones is unusually well placed to try to extract lessons of contemporary relevance from a minefield of polemic and paradox.

The talks starts at 6.30pm, doors open from 6.15pm.

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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Georgian Group

6 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia

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