The Architects Who Made London with Maxwell Hutchinson
31 March 2008
Acton Town tube station by Charles Holden
© TfL/London Transport MuseumSchooled in the Arts and Crafts movement, Charles Holden adapted its free composition to large institutional buildings of the 1920s and ’30s. Senate House was London’s tallest building on completion, and heralded as a synthesis of the demands of modernity and obligations to tradition. But it is his work for London Transport, including its headquarters at 55 Broadway and the magnificent series of underground stations from Arnos Grove to Osterley, that mark his greatest contribution to the city. Eitan Karol, author of the first book-length study of Charles Holden and his architecture, presents him as one of the first of the Moderns in Britain.
Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Piccadilly, W1; 6.30–7.30pm