Pugin on the Strand: Public Lecture Monday 13th February, KCL

Monday 13 February 2012
Time: 6:15-7:30 (followed by a reception)
Venue: Council Room, K2.29, King’s College London, the Strand.

The Centre for Life-Writing Research at King’s College London is pleased to announce a forthcoming lecture in its StrandLives series: six distinguished lectures, discussing life stories associated with London’s famous street, the Strand.

On 13th February, Dr Rosemary Hill, author of God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain, will be speaking about:

‘Greek Temples in Crowded Lanes: Pugin in the Strand’

Pugin’s ‘Contrasts’, published in 1836, was the first architectural 
manifesto. It was an assault on the shoddy architecture of late Georgian London of which King’s College was, in Pugin’s view, a prime example. Yet he
 too was a product of the teeming life of the Regency city. This lecture 
looks at the contrasts within Pugin’s own life in and around the Strand.

All are welcome, and the event is free. To give us a sense of numbers, we would be grateful if you could RSVP to strandlines@kcl.ac.uk.

For more on the StrandLives series and the Centre for Life-Writing Research, please see: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/centres/lifewriting/index.aspx.

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