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The Style of the Dead - Why Classicism so often gets the best Sepulchral Gigs

Date: Wednesday 27th November 2024

Time: 18:30

Location: The Alan Baxter Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BP

The forms of architectural classicism, and especially neo-classicism seem uniquely favoured in the modern world, to house the Dead in the great burial grounds of the western world. Why should these particular styles suit themselves to accommodate the Departed so well? Alexander Stoddart will try to account for this phenomenon, and in the process will explain why architectural Modernism finds itself hopeless when faced with the Tomb. The talk will draw controversial conclusions regarding the moral profile of the Modernist frame of mind and will prosecute the very kernel of the problem, stretching back to the origin of the Universe itself.

Alexander Stoddart is The King’s Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland


Price: Free

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The Style of the Dead - Why Classicism so often gets the best Sepulchral Gigs - ONLINE

Date: Wednesday 27th November 2024

Time: 18:30

Location: Zoom Webinar

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The forms of architectural classicism, and especially neo-classicism seem uniquely favoured in the modern world, to house the Dead in the great burial grounds of the western world. Why should these particular styles suit themselves to accommodate the Departed so well? Alexander Stoddart will try to account for this phenomenon, and in the process will explain why architectural Modernism finds itself hopeless when faced with the Tomb. The talk will draw controversial conclusions regarding the moral profile of the Modernist frame of mind and will prosecute the very kernel of the problem, stretching back to the origin of the Universe itself.

Alexander Stoddart is The King’s Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland


Price: Free

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Standard tickets: (£0.00)