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Online: Edwin Rickard Architecture or Ecstasy, by Timothy Brittain-Catlin

1 May @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm BST

This talk by The Victorian Society describes his career, his town hall designs for Cardiff and Deptford, Hull School of Art and Methodist Central Hall.

Edwin Rickards, in partnership with H.V. Lanchester, designed four of the most astonishing and flamboyant public buildings of late Victorian and Edwardian England. His work has been described as ‘the champagne’ of architecture, perpetually fizzing – like its designer – with an almost ecstatic joy and incorporating some of the finest examples of the New Sculpture.

Although Rickards said little about his work in his short lifetime, the impression he made on his contemporaries and on his closest friend, the prolific writer Arnold Bennett, was indelible. Rickards’ influences were mostly French and Viennese, but the synthesis between them was entirely his and never subsequently repeated by any other architect. It is illustrated by Rickard’s own drawings and by a set of new photographs by Robin Forster taken especially for the latest Victorian Society monograph.

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Wednesday 1 May 2024, 7pm – 8.30pm

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1 May
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