A History of British Architecture
This History of British Architecture course provides an introduction to the evolution of buildings in Britain from the start of the 18th century until the post-war period. You will explore the main architectural styles, the historical and material context and how buildings were planned and used. There will be an emphasis on local examples.
What topics are covered?
Styles will include the Baroque, Palladianism, Neoclassicism, the Greek Revival, the Gothic Revival, late Victorian eclecticism, the Arts & Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and International Modernism. The course will also address technologies, materials and the social context of architecture.
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at people with no previous specialist knowledge, who want to know more about the history of architecture and how to ‘read’ and understand the buildings around us.
Who will be my tutor?
Andrew Foyle studied Art and Architectural History at the University of Bristol and took a Masters degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art, focussing on the architecture of the 16th to the 19th centuries. He works as an architectural historian and wrote the Pevsner ‘Buildings of England’ volume for Somerset North and Bristol (2011). Andrew teaches an art history course at Bath College and has led seminars for specialist audiences such as the Attingham House Summer School and Trinity College Dublin.
How will I learn?
Lectures using projected illustrations, questioning and group discussions with informal group activities.
What can I do after this course?
A History of Western Art
Which department is this course in?Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise
Where will I need to go on my first day?On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.
What do I need to bring?
Writing materials or tablet/laptop if you prefer
What else do I need to know?To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.
The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.
Where can I find out more information?If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email email@example.com.
How do I enrol?You can enrol on this course:
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