Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970: A Reappraisal
Wednesday 21 March 2018
Julian explored the construction, reception and historiography of 'the Georgian' throughout the late 19th and the 20th centuries, and most particularly its relationship to modernism, through discussion of a range of building types, planning and design generally.
He investigated how, where, when and why Neo-Georgian design has been represented over the course of the last century, assessing its impact as a broader cultural phenomenon through a consideration of its buildings, objects, institutions, and actors. His contention is that this was not another dying gasp of Revivalism restricted to 1920s Britain, but a complex assertion of national image and identity with its origins before and its influence extending beyond this 'lost' decade, well into the post-WWII period.