Robert Adam to defend Classicism at Soane Museum debate on 25th October
In the fourth event of the series of talks organised by Sir John Soane's Museum, debating one of architecture’s most contested subjects: style, Robert Adam, Director of ADAM Architecture, defends Classicism on 25th October from 7pm to 8pm at Sir John Soane's Museum in London.
Classicism, in its purest form, survives today among a band of dedicated enthusiasts, having lived through a see-saw of revivals and innovations and made unfashionable by 20th century Modernism. But with each stage of discovery of the Classical past, the style was reshaped into something of its own time. Could it be said that the rejection of Classicism, and any of its reinventions, is a rejection of a continued, collective cultural identity? In this talk, Robert Adam provides some answers.
About the series Style: In Defence of... is the second series of talks examining the content and context of style, organised in partnership with Machine Books, the Future Cities Project and series editor, Austin Williams. Across five talks, leading experts defend their chosen style, confronting us with new ideas for contemplation and critique. The 30 minute presentations are followed by a 30 minute audience discussion.