GHS Winter Lectures: Marion Harney
Place-making for the Imagination:
Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill
at 70 Cowcross Street, London
Strawberry Hill, the Gothic villa and associated landscape, seat of Horace Walpole, is without doubt mandatory in any assessment of eighteenth-century British architecture, yet the reasons for its creation have never been adequately explained or fully understood.
Dr Harney evaluates the villa and landscape as an entity and reconstructs Strawberry Hill as it existed in Horace Walpole’s time, leading the audience on a virtual tour of buildings, gardens, emblematic models and associative inspirations.
Doors open at 6.00 pm, lectures start at 6.30 pm
Tickets for this lecture at The Gallery, Cowcross Street:
£8 for members of the GHS paid for in advance,
£10 for non-members in advance and all tickets purchased at the door (one glass of wine included).