Skylines: The Aesthetics of Ascension

Thursday 23 October 2014, 2-5pm
Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

A symposium exploring the aesthetics and politics of height, skylines, and views from above, across periods and geographies.

Christine Stevenson, Courtauld Institute of Art
'He Views, Discerns, Unciphers, Penetrates': Seventeenth-Century London from Above

Adnan Morshed, Catholic University of America, Washington DC
Impossible Heights: Skyscrapers, Flight, and the Master Builder

Alan Powers, Independent Scholar, author of Britain (Modern Architectures in History, Reaktion)
'No tall buildings please, we're British': The Interwar Resistance to Height in London

'The Savoy in the Year 2000' by William Walcot, 1929

This event is free and all are welcome, but booking is recommended.  To book a place click here.

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