66 Portland Place Building Tour
- Community & Culture
- Royal Institute of British Architects, W1B 1AD London
The photographer Edwin Smith had a fascination with the buildings of England. Pouring over the landscape and in villages, towns and cities his photographs reveal a love for built ‘Englishness’. Alongside other figures such as the famous architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner, he hit the road in in the 1940s and 1950s in search of more. But what was he looking for? What are the traditions of English architecture and where did they come from?
Chief Executive of English Heritage Simon Thurley, historian, novelist and presenter Lucy Inglis and Nickolaus Pevsner biographer Susie Harries discuss the roots and national traditions of English Architecture and their evidence today. Chaired by Sam Jacob.
The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.
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