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SEMINAR: Craft in 18th-century Architectural Production by Christine Casey

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Achieving Classicism: The Role of Craft in Eighteenth-Century Architectural Production by Christine Casey

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Classical buildings depend for their surface effects on high skills in masonry, joinery, carving and modelling. This paper will discuss ongoing research at Trinity College Dublin on craftsmanship in the eighteenth-century architecture of Britain and Ireland with emphasis on the material achievement of the classical orders and their attendant decoration in stone, wood, and plaster. It will also consider evidence for a cohesive Anglo-Irish building culture in the period.

Professor Christine Casey is an architectural historian with a particular interest in the relationship of architecture and decoration and the role of craftsmanship in architectural production. She teaches at Trinity College, Dublin and is the Parnell Fellow at Magdalene College (2021-22) at the University of Cambridge.

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This seminar will be delivered in person in the Music Room in Downing College's West Lodge*. For those unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live-streamed and a zoom link will be sent to registered participants one hour before the event. (For copyright issues, lectures will not be recorded.)

*Please note that the Music Room in the West Lodge is a first-floor room without level access. We will follow Covid Safe Behaviours; masks should be worn inside unless exempt. Lectures are public and free to attend.

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The Centre runs a regular seminar series during the Michaelmas (October-November) and Lent (January-March) terms at its Downing College base. Seminars take place at 12:00 pm on Fridays.

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