This group meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 10.00 until 11.30am. The remainder of this current series of presentations are scheduled for the 4th May; 1st June and ending on the 6th July.
These presentations are currently presented the internet via Zoom and a link will be sent by David to all known participants.
The leader is David Slade who can be contacted on 01538 702004
In July we will be looking at the end of Baroque, with fine houses such as Chatsworth House and the magnificent Blenheim Palace where the Duchess sacks the architect because it was not a cosy enough house to be lived in. We move on to Early Georgian, the simplification of Classical and Renaissance design with some delightful buildings including a boom in church buildings. Robert Adams appears with Keddleston Hall and others, introducing a Classical Antiquity rejecting Palladio. Town terraces begin to appear, rows of similar dwellings some fine such as Bath and London, others not so good as developers begin to appear. Georgian is perhaps the most common architecture to be seen, so lets understand its mathematical symmetry.
This is the last of the ten I promised you so we will break for summer and I haven't decided whether to continue or not yet.