This lecture will consider the role architecture played in responding to perceived notions of British decline in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Alex Bremmer.
It will focus in particular on the so-called Edwardian Baroque movement and its relationship to the idea of ‘Greater Britain’. The Edwardian Baroque intersected in many different ways with contemporary societal concerns, including the economy, technology, politics, identity, language, nationhood, and empire.
Alex Bremner is Professor of Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh.
This talk is part of the Online Winter Talk Series 2024 called Victorian and Edwardian Architecture in the Wider British World. Follow this link to book all of the talks.
Wednesday 13 March 2024, 7pm – 8.30pm
From £6, book here.