Thurs 21 Sep, Stamford Endowed School Hall, St Paul's Street stamford georgian festival, talks
Georgian Towns and Cities: Works of Urban Art by Accident
Endowed School Hall St Paul’s Street 8pm £15 (£13)
Endowed School Hall St Paul’s Street 8pm £15 (£13) Renowned art historian and TV presenter Dan Cruickshank makes a welcome return. Hear why Britain’s urban domestic architecture of the 18th and early 19th Century is the admiration of the world. Yet almost invariably these remarkable creations were realised in the most ruthless of circumstances, built quickly and cheaply by often humble artisans in search of profits. These creations are urban works of art by accident, but how did they come about?