Looking beyond the Bauhaus: Reform not Revolution
21 February 2019£5 – £12
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St, London
German Church Architecture 1919-1968
Speaker: Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Author of a major book Erich Mendelsohn and the architecture of German Modernism (Cambridge 1997), Kathleen James-Chakraborty has also written in German Architecture for a Mass Audience (Routledge 2000) about the underlying communal and spiritual basis for interwar German architecture.
Talk starts at 6.30pm
Looking beyond the Bauhaus: Modernism sans frontières
In 2019, the centenary of the Bauhaus is a major event with many exhibitions and publications. Yet this seems likely to add to the large existing pile of information based on only a small part of the actual achievements and aspirations of Modernism during the period of its existence. In Looking beyond the Bauhaus, the Twentieth Century Society looks more widely with the help of experts in a number of fields, to offer an exciting but more broadly-based account in which the Bauhaus can be seen in its contemporary context.
The series is led by Alan Powers and Elain Harwood
7 February: Wolfgang Voigt, former Deputy Director of the German Architecture Museum (DAM), Frankfurt The New Frankfurt
14 February: Speaker: Ita Heinze-Greenburg, Professor at ETH, Zurich The European Academy of the Mediterranean
21 February: Kathleen James-Chakraborty, Professor at University College, Dublin Reform not Revolution: German Church Architecture 1919-1968
28 February: Alan Powers, London School of Architecture Bauhaus Goes West
7 March: Rachel Rose Smith,Tate Britain Optimism and aging: Constructive art and thought in London and St Ives 1935–45
14 March: Monica Bohm-Duchen Accents in Art: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933
Talks are at 6.30pm every Tuesday from 7 February – 14 March and can be booked individually or as a season ticket.
Season ticket: £40 members/£60 non members/£25 students