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A brief history of Classicism in British interior design and an introductio...

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Following the success of our first evening lecture series, LASSCO and Historic Decoration are delighted to announce the second offering of Salon Wednesdays. After an autumnal hiatus we begin again in January; the fire will be lit and again our expert lecturers will be speaking on a broad range of topics relating to the History of Design and Architecture.

Ask questions, meet kindred spirits, enjoy our shop by candlelight, bring friends, stay for dinner in our celebrated restaurant– choose from a selection of successive talks, brought in association with our friends at Historic Decoration. We look forward to welcoming all to Brunswick House – our fabulous Georgian mansion – for what promises to be an entertaining, fun and educational evening out.

On 23rd January Dr Frances Sands will give a brief history of classicism in British interior design and an introduction to the innovations of Sir John Soane. We all have an idea of what constitutes ‘classicism’ but how did it arrive in Britain and what influenced its various iterations within interior design over the centuries? Through a brief history of classicism in British interior design, Frances will explore the origins and evolution of the differing forms of classical design, as well as considering which specific decorative vocabularies belong to which era; for example, the Jonesian, Baroque, Neo-Palladian, Rococo and Neo-Classical. During the Regency Period of the early nineteenth century – just prior to the Gothic revival – classicism culminated in the attenuated and clean forms of John Soane’s work. We will consider Soane’s decorative devices, so often used within small, efficient spaces, and his preoccupation with interior decorative light through the use of mirror glass, coloured glass, fenestration and the power of shadow.

Fran is Curator of Drawings and Books at Sir John Soane’s Museum, where she has worked since 2010 in two different roles. She is responsible for the Soane Museum’s collection of 30,000 drawings and 7,000 books, as well as the Museum’s research library and drawings cataloguing projects. Furthermore, she is heavily involved in producing exhibitions using material from the Soane Museum collection. Fran is also a Trustee of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust.

Home to the eponymous Duke, Brunswick House is an elegant pedimented five bay house built in 1758. Previously situated in acres of parkland but now hemmed in by the Vauxhall gyratory system and loomed over by an ever-increasing number of modern skyscrapers, it lies a stone’s throw away from the site of the [in]famous Pleasure Gardens.

Tickets are £25 per lecture and include wine. Drinks are from 6.30pm with the lecture starting at 7pm. If guests wish to dine in the Brunswick House restaurant booking should be made from 8.30pm - please call 020 7720 2926 or visit www.brunswickhouse.london

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