Georgian Group Symposium: The Architecture of James Gibbs

Georgian Group Symposium: The Architecture of James Gibbs

Director Hugh Petter to give talk at James Gibbs symposium

On Saturday 29th September The Georgian Group is organising a one-day symposium on the work of James Gibbs (1682-1754). Born in Scotland and trained in Rome, Gibbs was one of the most important British architects of the eighteenth century, responsible for such well-known buildings such as the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, and for many other commissions, both public and private, throughout the British Isles. He also published one of the most influential of all eighteenth-century architectural pattern books, as a result of which his influence spread throughout the worldwide British diaspora. Drawing upon recent research, the symposium will reassess, and throw new light upon, his achievement and its significance for the understanding of Georgian architecture.

Speakers will include ADAM Architecture Director Hugh Petter, Andrew Martindale, Peter Guillery, Richard Hewlings, Charles Hind, and Alec Cobbe.

The symposium will be held from 10 am to 5.15 pm at the Society of Antiquaries in London, and will be led by Dr Geoffrey Tyack, editor of the Georgian Group Journal.

For further information and to book tickets go to the Georgian Group website