tue08nov6:30 pmLecture: Druids, Freemasons and Exploding Water Closets - John Wood and the Creation of Georgian BathIn-person lecture by Timothy Mowl6:30 pm The Georgian Group, 6 Fitzroy Square, FitzroviaBook Now
£15 members/£18 non-members John Wood, the most successful town planner of English eighteenth-century architects, was ferociously eccentric. The very idea that Bath, his grand artefact and a byword for classical order,
£15 members/£18 non-members
John Wood, the most successful town planner of English eighteenth-century architects, was ferociously eccentric. The very idea that Bath, his grand artefact and a byword for classical order, should owe as much to the prehistoric stone circle at Stonehenge and the Second temple in Jerusalem strains credibility, but that is the historic truth presented here through Wood’s own writing and a whole body of archival material. This lecture by Timothy Mowl will consider the improbable sources that inspired Wood in his creation of Georgian Bath.
Professor Timothy Mowl is an architectural and landscape historian. He is Emeritus Professor of History of Architecture and Designed Landscapes at the University of Bristol. He is also Director of AHC Consultants. He was awarded the Hawksmoor Medal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain in 1987, was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1993, and served as a member of Council of the Garden History Society between 2002 and 2007. He has published over thirty books on architectural history, landscape and garden history, biography, planning and conservation. His latest book is a re-issue and update of his 1988 study on the architect John Wood of Bath.
Copies of the newly illustrated and revised edition of Architect of Obsession: John Wood and the Creation of Georgian Bath (first published 1988) will be available for purchase on the night at the discounted price of £30 (cash or cheque only).
The talks starts at 6.30pm, doors open from 6.15pm.
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