Free online talk -“Underground Architecture” – 8pm Wed 21st Oct 2020

 

Mike Grundy’s expertise centres on the architecture, art and history of London and the major capital cities of Europe. He has a CHE in the History of Art and Architecture from Birkbeck College, London.

Enjoy this review of  successive British architectural styles, based on the example of London’s 270 Underground stations. Built in stages from the 1860s to the current date by the leading architects of their day, the Underground has usually been at the forefront both of architectural development and of technological achievement. The many surviving examples of the successive architectural styles of the period,  each set in the context of contemporary architectural movements in Britain and Europe.

Topic: Underground Architecture
Time: Oct 21, 2020 08:00 PM London

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The image above is Sudbury Town Tube Station London. London Underground Piccadilly Line station designed by Charles Holden in a modern European style. 1931. The Grade II* listed building was described by Pevsner as “an outstanding example of how satisfying such unpretentious buildings can be, purely through the use of careful details and good proportions.”

 

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