Hosted by the Wolverhampton and District Society of Architects (WDSA), join us for an evening with co-authors Chris Kennedy and Aidan Ridyard as they explore the influence behind their new book The Church Architecture of Richard Twentyman.
About the book
Richard Twentyman, the brother of the sculptor Anthony Twentyman, was a successful West Midlands architect based in Wolverhampton who is known particularly for the thirteen churches and chapels he designed between 1937 and 1973.
In this talk, a sample of his churches has been selected to illustrate Richard's distinctive architectural evolution. These range from an early monumental phase to more modernistic approaches and later innovative design.
Co-authors Chris Kennedy and Aidan Ridyard will then highlight the British and European influences on his work and locate his architecture in the changing social, economic, and religious contexts of this period.
5pm to 5.30pm: Arrival, coffee and registration
5.30pm to 5.45pm: WDSA welcome and introduction
5:45pm to 6.45pm: Book talk and presentation by Prof Chris Kennedy and Aidan Ridyard
6.45pm to 7pm: Q&A session with the co-authors
7pm to 8pm: Christmas refreshments followed by a tour of the School of Architecture and Built Environment School, University of Wolverhampton
Register for this free event below.