Five Cities in Their Heyday: Amsterdam to New York




Residential course

Philip Wilkinson

2 June 2021 to 4 June 2021

From £233 Non-residential fee

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Five Cities in Their Heyday: Amsterdam to New York

This course tells the story of five of the world’s great cities, concentrating on the periods when they were at their most interesting and influential. Exploring some of the world’s most stunning buildings, and showing contemporary paintings and drawings of them when they were built, it describes Amsterdam in its 17th-century ‘Golden Age’, Georgian London with its squares and town houses, 19th-century Paris, early 20th-century Prague, and New York in the age of skyscrapers and jazz.

Residential Fees From: £348   Non Residential: £233

Tutor information

Philip Wilkinson is the author of many books on architecture and history. He wrote a series of books to accompany the BBC2 series Restoration and Restoration Village and is the author of The English Buildings Book (publisher English Heritage), Fifty Architecture Ideas You Really Need To Know (Quercus), Phantom Architecture (Simon & Schuster) and Irreplaceable (Historic England). He explores buildings ceaselessly, recording discoveries on his blog ( and gives talks on architectural subjects

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.