Time & Location
23 Jan 2023, 18:30 GMT – 24 Jan 2023, 20:00 GMT
About the event
Many aspects of garden design were informed by experiments conducted in the 18th century. Mausolea and spaces of remembrance were toyed with by John Soane and his students to push their architectural potential. Images of these designs echo the grandeur of earlier times and sites be it monuments along the Via Delle Tombe in Pompeii or monuments of Palmyra in Syria.
Most of these designs were never built, yet their imprint on successive buildings and sites looms large in the architectural record, particularly in the 19th century cemeteries. Emulating the discovery many contemporary architects experienced as they journeyed on the Continent and further afield, Sheldon will assess some of these architectural sketches and how they would develop as the 18th century progressed.