About the course
Freestyling: Architectural transition and transmission
Four-week online course held on the following Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm:
23 March 2021
For ages 18+
Classicism and minimalism; historical revivalism and postmodern irony. How and why do architectural styles come into, and fall out of, prominence at specific historical moments? Is style purely superficial or generative of architectural form at a deeper, structural level?
The course is delivered collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and inspired by the current online exhibition Freestyle: Architectural Adventures in Mass Media. The online sessions will address architectural style and its evolution from the Renaissance to Postmodernism in a series of focused presentations and discussions, referencing the RIBA Collections.
This course is for adults who have a general interest in architecture and who enjoy discovering new angles on familiar topics, with minimal prior knowledge required.
Tuesday 2 March 2021
The classical tradition: from the insula to the railway station
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Medievalism and gothic
Tuesday 16 March 2021
The construction of a style: Postmodernism as media?
Eva Branscome and Lea-Catherine Szacka
Tuesday 23rd March 2021
Plenary: is style a dirty word?
- £60 standard ticket
- £50 over 65, student and unemployed
- £45 for RIBA Members, Friends or SAHGB Members
Online booking in advance is essential. Click below to purchase your ticket.