Neo-Georgian Architecture 1880-1970: A Reappraisal

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Julian Holder

Neo-Georgian Architecture

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.


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