The Architecture of Elegance: Country Houses, Towns and Cities from the Tudors to the Georgians with Philip Wilkinson
This course is part of Dillington Discovery Summer week.
The period for the 16th to the late-18th centuries was a time of huge change in English architecture. The rise of the country house, the redevelopment of many towns and cities, and upheavals in the church all played a part, as did a new emphasis on comfort and elegance in building.
This course will explore both the variety of architectural styles and the social changes that influenced how people used and laid out their houses and streets, from spectacular ‘palaces’ like Blenheim and Kedleston to smaller but still sophisticated buildings in Georgian towns from Bath to Stamford.
Residential Fees From: £858. Non Residential: £352
Course runs from Dinner on Sunday to Lunch on Friday.
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 (englishbuildings.blogspot.co.uk) and gives talks on architectural subjects.
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