DOCUMENTingand CONSERVing

the MODERN MOVEMENT 

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TUESDAY 28 January 2020 7.00pm

william lescaze: a house and other work at dartington - a talk by jon wright

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Pioneering American Modernist William Lescaze built a number of modern buildings at Dartington in Devon during the 1930’s. Lescaze was an unusual contributor to the birth of the British Modern Movement, since he was travelling in the opposite direction to the current that flowed primarily from East to West, and without the impetus of political pressure. His own nationality between Switzerland and America made him a text-book example of a modern architect, indeed, in the introduction to a book on his work in1982, Christian Hubert wrote ‘the term “International Style” could almost have been coined for Lescaze’.  20thCentury Heritage Consultant and DOCOMOMO WP Member Jon Wright has been researching Lescaze’s work, both in American and in England, in support of proposals to restore High Cross House, the first and most significance of Lescaze’s buildings in Devon. This lecture will look at Lescaze’s career, consolidate recent scholarship and illustrate the scheme for the ongoing restoration of this important MOMO house.

Photograph courtesy of Purcell Architects

TUESDAY 25 february 2020 7.00pm

neave brown's lost dutch housing projects: a talk by david porter

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friday 13 march 2020 7.00pm

toronto town hall competition 1958: an international architectural event - a talk by george kapelos

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friday 24 april 2020 7.00pm

connell, ward and lucas - a talk by sally rendel

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Alpha Tower (1970 George Marsh of R.Seifert and partners)

weekend study tour Birmingham and the west midlands: tour postponed - date to be re-scheduled for early 2020

In association with BRUTIFUL BIRMINGHAM.  

 

Day 1, Birmingham City Centre

All day Walking tour Birmingham - Guided by Brutiful Birmingham

 

Day 2, West Midlands

Tour to include notable sites and buildings in Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall

Why not join our Working Party? We always need volunteers to help with events and research. Our meetings in Clerkenwell are very sociable, and take place monthly. Drop us a line, below.

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Most of our monthly events are held in London in the Gallery of ABA, 77 Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EJ, very near to Farringdon Station on the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Thameslink lines. We also arrange walking tours round buildings at risk, as well as two annual foreign trips, usually accompanied by a local specialist.  

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You can also write to us at our London meeting place: Docomomo.UK, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ, England

 

Photographer: Richard Learoyd

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