Key architects you should know

Course Dates: 25/01/20 - 28/03/20
Time: 14:30 - 16:40
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Study significant contributors - including Wren, Pugin, Gaudi and Le Corbusier - to Western architectural styles, from Gothic to postmodern, considering function and materials as well as social, political and cultural contexts. This course includes building visits.


What is the course about?

This course will explore the history of Western architecture from Gothic to Post-modern, through the analysis of key examples by innovative practitioners. We will employ traditional approaches to architectural study, considering the relationship between form and function, materials and developing styles. We will also examine the social, political and cultural contexts of design and aesthetics.

What will we cover?

- Visual characteristics, stylistic developments and interrelationships from Gothic to Post-Modern
- Functional concerns and their impact on form
- Materials and processes
- The influence of social, political and cultural contexts.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Identify and describe key visual characteristics of a variety of styles.
- Participate in discussions around architectural works within context (social, political, religious, artistic).
- Explain factors motivating architectural form and aesthetics.
- Analyse and evaluate architectural works on the basis of function.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is open to all. No prior knowledge is required other than a general interest in art and design
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, handouts and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with a short lecture, slides, discussions, and guided visits.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There will be walking involved so please wear comfortable shoes. You may wish to bring an umbrella.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You might also be interested in:
VB488 - Discovering the art and architecture of London's churches.

Tutor Biographies
Rachel Sanders

Dr Rachel Sanders received her MA and PhD in History of Art from University College, London. She has taught at a number of institutions and currently lectures on the history of art and design at City Lit and Oxford Brookes University. Her research interest is early twentieth-century American political paintings and cartoons. She has published a number of articles on her research specialism and is currently writing a book on New Masses magazine.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VB467

Sat, day, 25 Jan - 28 Mar '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £249.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £152.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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