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Iain Sinclair national Trust Walking the Ginger Line

 

Raw Concrete: The Beauty of BRUTALISM
with Barnabas Calder at Erno Goldfinger's home at 2 Willow Road NW3

Thursday 12th October 2017
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Talk commences at 7:00 pm

A celebration of all things concrete: in this talk architectural historian Barnabas Calder extols the virtues of the large concrete buildings of the 1960s and ‘70s. Focusing on London and in particular Goldfinger’s Trellick and Balfron Tower, Calder will explore the ideas and ideals which shaped this movement in architecture. He will introduce an understanding of a Brutalist buidling’s materials, the techniques which went into making it, and the historical context of its creation. A talk which will transform an inarticulate and faintly threatening heap of concrete into an ingenious and elegant piece of artistic design.

Barnabas Calder
Barnabas Calder is a historian of architecture specialising in British architecture since 1945. His book on British Brutalism is published by William Heinemann, and he has compiled an online complete works of Denys Lasdun, funded by the Graham Foundation and in collaboration with the RIBA British Architectural Library Special Collections.

Tickets £15 including a glass of prosecco. Please click here to buy.

OTHER DATES AT WILLOW ROAD TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.. Please use the links below to see what salons we have on at the Century Club in Soho


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4th October 2017

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1st November 2017
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