Modern Architecture

1 june 2022

Digby hall , hound street, sherborne at 3 pm and 7 pm

Farnsworth House

Modern Architecture

This lecture is based on Colin Davies’s book ‘A New History of Modern Architecture’ published in August 2017. Major themes in 20th and 21st century architecture, such as the rise of Modernism, the Postmodernist reaction, the survival of Classicism, and the effects of digital culture on the architecture of the new century, are introduced and explained in jargon-free terms. The aim is to foster a fuller understanding  of Modern architecture and thereby encourage the enjoyment of its rich variety.

Colin Davies

Prof of Architectural Theory. Former editor Architects Journal and contributes to mags worldwide. Books: Thinking About Architecture, Key Houses of the Twentieth Century,The Prefab Home, High Tech Architecture, A New History of Modern Architecture (published by Laurence King) and monographs on work of Foster, Hopkins, Grimshaw.