This course explores approaches of grandeur in architecture and interior design. While ‘iconic’ is a term typically applied to twentieth century aesthetics, it considers the notion of the iconic within both past and recent contexts, shining spotlights on specific examples of grand innovation in both house and home. Beginning in the seventeenth century and reaching the millennium, participants are immersed in evolving academic and fashionable styles. In each period, and selectively international in scope, exemplary and archetypal house and home case studies are highlighted, from the Baroque, Neo-Palladian, Neo-Classical, Aesthetic and Arts and Crafts styles towards, by the end of the course, the grand designs of Modernism and Post-Modernism.
This course includes:
- Certificate of participation upon completion of the course.
- Eight-week term, with a half-term break;
- Faculty-led lecture with time for questions and discussions each week;
- Wine receptions with faculty and fellow participants each term;
- Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury.