2 April 2007
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1; 6.30–7.30pm; £10/£5 students (incl. drink) or £50/£25 (students) for the series of six lectures
For information or to book:
Telephone 020 7300 5839
Fax booking form to 020 7300 8013
Post booking form to:
Events and Lectures, Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD
*Reductions are available for students, jobseekers and people with disabilities with recognised proof of status.
Drawing on the concept of the picturesque, and in emulation of Napoleonic Paris, Nash devised a fabulous scenography which connected two royal parks - St James’s and the newly created Regent’s - via the processional route of Regent Street. With the patronage of the Prince Regent, Nash’s elegant backdrops, which attempted to replace the dirt, danger, and squalor of eighteenth-century London, can still be seen today. The impact of Nash’s architecture and of his lively personality is discussed by the Head of the Department of History of Art at Cambridge University, David Watkin.
Supported by SMC Group Plc.