19.30 | £6
1914 marks the dividing point between the responsibilities of the Victorian Society and the Twentieth Century Society, and in response, the latter embarked on a project to choose one British building per year covering the subsequent century. 100 Years 100 Buildings appeared as a popular book (Batsford) and an exhibition at the Royal Academy. The lecture will discuss how the authors and editors made their choices, and how these present new angles for viewing a period still seen in oversimplified terms, while also tracking the growth of conservation of post-Edwardian architecture.
Artist/speaker: Alan Powers
Alan Powers studied History of Art at Cambridge and has focused on twentieth century British architecture, art and design, writing monographs and survey books, curating exhibitions and lecturing. He was Chairman of the Twentieth Century Society until 2012, and continues his involvement in its publications, casework and events.
Alan is a tour director for ACE Cultural Tours.