Search results - From Smythson to Nash
|Dates||Thu 4 Oct to Thu 6 Dec 2012|
Time of meeting: 2.00-4.00pm
Number of meetings: 10
|Subject area(s)||Architectural History|
|Application status||Course ended|
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OverviewThis course will cover the development of British architecture from the Tudor renaissance to the classical buildings of Nash's London in the 1830's.
DescriptionBritain only adopted the classical style during the Tudor age derived at first from continental pattern books, and at second-hand from those who had travelled abroad. It was Inigo Jones who could be said to have firmly planted a style of classicism base on a first-hand study of the antique and the writings of Palladio. This course will follow the story from the tentative Tudor beginnings, through the age of Wren and the British baroque, the 18th century elegance of Bath and other Georgian towns, to the speculative development of John Nash, culminating in his dream of a London to rival Napoleon's Paris.
Programme detailsWeek 1: The Tudor Renaissance
Week 2: The Jacobean age and Inigo Jones
Week 3: Christopher Wren
Week 4: British Baroque
Week 5: The churches of Hawksmoor, Archer & Gibbs.
Week 6: University buildings in Oxford & Cambridge
Week 7: The Gothick Revival & antiquarianism
Week 8: The age of Adam
Week 9: Neo-classical
Week 10: Nash & the Regency.
Summerson John, Architecture in Britain 1530-1837, Yale
Summerson John, Inigo Jones, Yale, 2000
Pragnell Hubert, Architectural Britain, National Trust/Batsford, 2006
Pragnell Hubert, Britain; a Guide to Architectural styles from 1066 to the Present Day, Batsford, 2002
Stevens Curl J., Classical Architecture, 2002
Watkins David, English architecture - a Concise History, 1979
Airs, Malcolm, The Tudor & Jacobean Countrey House, 1996.
Mr Hubert Pragnell
Hubert Pragnell has been a part-time tutor for OUDCE for some years in history of architecture. He has written a number of books on British...more
Course aimsCourse Aim:
To study the course of British architectural development from the Tudor period to the end of the Georgian period in 1837.
1. to study major developments of style and ornament.
2. to look at the work of major architects.
3. to understand the role of patronage in the development of style.
Assessment methodsStudents will be expected to submit a piece of coursework of about 1,000 words on a topic related to the course. These may be on the work of a specific architect, building or apects of style. Essays can be illustrated with photographs, photocopies or drawings if appropriate. A list of topics for consideration will be given to the class at the commencement of the course but students are free to submit their own subject of study.
Teaching methodsThe course will be delivered using slides. Photocopies of plans and elevations will be given out to aid understanding and stimulate discussion.
Teaching outcomes1. to recognise key styles and place them in their historical context
2. to know works by major architects
3. to understand the role of patronage during the perod of study.
- Programme Fee
- EU Fee: £165.00
- Non-EU Fee: £165.00