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Style: In Defence of... The Baroque

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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields

WC2A 3BP

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A series of talks debating one of architecture’s most contested subjects: style. In the second event, Owen Hopkins, Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the Soane, defends the Baroque.

Allusions to decline and deformity have always clung to the Baroque, while the style’s predilection towards ornamental overload and visual trickery make it, for some, the epitome of architectural immorality. In this talk, Owen Hopkins argues that the Baroque is less a style and more a deep-seated urge for bold, unapologetic and deliberately complex architecture.

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Style: In Defence of... is the second series of talks examining the content and context of style, organised in partnership with Machine Books, the Future Cities Project and series editor, Austin Williams. Across five talks, leading experts defend their chosen style, confronting us with new ideas for contemplation and critique. The 30 minute presentations are followed by a 30 minute audience discussion.

Doors open at 18:45. We are in a Grade I listed, 19th-century building, so access isn't straightforward. If you require step-free access or extra assistance, please contact us in advance of your booking on admin@soane.org.uk or 020 7405 2107.

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