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.