‘Tower Block Revisited: Aspects of British Public Housing Post-WWII’ – 26th June

The Architecture Space and Society Centre at Birkbeck is delighted to welcome our Summer term speaker:

Professor Stefan Muthesius
‘Tower Block Revisited: Aspects of British Public Housing Post-WWII’

Friday 26 June, 6pm, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, room B03

Tower Block public housing in Britain has been subjected to diametrically opposed viewpoints. This talk suggests approaches that may be taken by the art and architectural historian. Miles Glendinning and Stefan are at present preparing a successor to their 1994 book on the subject of Council Tower Blocks, a shorter account that tries to stay closer to the actual buildings.

Stefan Muthesius taught at the School of Art History and World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia. His publications include The English Terraced House (Yale University Press, 1982); Art, Architecture and Design in Poland 966-1990 An Introduction (Langewiesche, 1994);  Tower Block. Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (with Miles Glendinning, Yale, 1994),  The Postwar University. Utopianist Campus and College (Yale, 2000); The Poetic Home. Designing the 19th-century Interior (Thames & Hudson, 2009).

This event is free and open to the public.

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