One of the leading historians of urban architecture, Dr Geoffrey Tyack, presents a new look at the ways in which buildings, both exceptional and mundane, cast light on the history and society of one of the great cities of the world.
Creating church architecture at the rebirth of classical form and proportion in the 15th century meant throwing off the dominance of Gothic as the standard ecclesiastical style. We will trace the development of these churches within Italy and beyond.
A fresh look at the seminal moment when architecture rediscovered its traditional roots in rural England. Over six lectures, William Morris's utopian ideas are followed to the Garden City Movement and beyond.
Come to this weekend course to understand what the Picturesque garden was, how it was reflected in garden design, and how both the idea and the gardens were appreciated in their time and subsequently. A site visit will be included.
This day school is linked to an exciting project The House of Wessex, which is reconstructing in situ an Anglo-Saxon hall-building recently excavated near Oxford (Long Wittenham).