Architecture and Beauty: A Troubled Relationship
26 May 2010
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
Inspired by modernist theory, many architects of the past seventy years have generated architecture that prizes function over aesthetics. Architects are often reluctant to talk directly about beauty and have varying ideas of how it informs their practice.
In this discussion chaired by Marcos Cruz, architects explore what beauty means to them. Speakers include Gaetano Pesce, Peter Cook RA, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Will Alsop RA and Yael Reisner.
To coincide with Wiley’s publication of Architecture and Beauty: Conversations about a Troubled Relationship by Yael Reisner with Fleur Watson.
6.30–7.45 pm; £10/£5 reductions (includes drinks reception)
8.00pm – Book launch speech by Fleur Watson.