Adrian Forty - Bartlett International Lecture Series
24 October 2018, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
The Bartlett School of Architecture02031087337
Christopher Ingold Auditorium (via 22 Gordon Street)22 Gordon StreetLondonWC1H 0QBUnited Kingdom
Book early to avoid disappointment
Disappointment is not a noble, nor a grand emotion. Unworthy, even shameful, it hardly registers on the scale of affect. Nonetheless it is commonplace, and could be said to have become our default emotion for experiences of all kinds. Barely mentioned in the study of the emotions, disappointment pervades modern life. How have writers and artists treated it? And, more particularly, how does architecture, more prone to disappointment than probably any other art, deal with its many disappointments?
This is a talk for all who have known disappointment.
Adrian Forty is Professor Emeritus of Architectural History at The Bartlett, where, with Mark Swenarton, he set up the MA in Architectural History in 1981. He is the author of Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture (2000), and of Concrete and Culture, A Material History (2012).
This event is free and open to all. No booking is required, but please arrive early to guarantee your place.
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