DescriptionIn this inaugural lecture, Alex will provide an overview of civic/state and commercial architecture from about c.1890-c.1920, with an emphasis on the Edwardian years. This is the ‘scene’ that preceded the interwar years. If there is one, relatively consistent quality that characterised civic and commercial architecture at this time it was the so-called ‘grand manner’, which was a term used at the time by the likes of Blomfield, Belcher, and Baker, among others.
|Period||26 Jan 2023|
|Held at||British Architectural Library Trust, United States|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
- Grand Manner
- Edwardian Baroque
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Following the successful Palladio webinar series, the BALT’s 2023 webinar series will feature discussions surrounding British Architecture in the early 20th century, with special attention paid to the interwar years. The lectures begin with an introduction to the Late Edwardian Period – a foundational period that predates the emergence of modernism in Britain – by Alex Bremner, professor of Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh. The series continues with presentations of two iconic architects of the time, Giles Gilbert Scott and Charles Holden, by Oxford professor David Lewis and art historian Elain Harwood respectively. The series will conclude with an exploration of the modernist movement by Alan Powers, a leading historian of the twentieth century British architecture, art, and design.
Building Greater Britain: Architecture, Imperialism, and the Edwardian Baroque Revival, c.1885-1920
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Propagating power: Gender, language, and empire in the Edwardian Baroque revival (1885-1920)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution