Event: 'RUDELY PUT TOGETHER TO IMITATE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE': WILLIAM WRIGHTE'S GROTESQUE ARCHITECTURE OF 1767.
Organizer: THE GEORGIAN GROUP.
Speakers: Dr Rosemary Yallop.
Tickets: £5 (concessions may apply).
Date: Nov 23rd 6:30pm UK Time. Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Nov 23rd 10:30am | ET: Nov 23rd 1:30pm.
Europe - UK: Nov 23rd 6:30pm | CET: Nov 23rd 7:30pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Nov 24th 2:30am | AET: Nov 24th 5:30am.
" Using architect William Wrighte’s Grotesque Architecture, or Rural Amusement, first published in 1767, in this lecture Rosemary Yallop will explore the diverse concepts which underlay garden fabrick designs of the period, which incorporated materials such as tree roots, shells and animal bones. In conflating theories of primitive architecture, allusions to exotic lands, geological forms and romantic bucolicism, Wrighte’s compositions – huts, hermitages, grottoes and mosques – reveal contemporary appetites for both erudition and whimsy, and play with representations of the ‘Natural’..."
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
The Georgian Group