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17 June 2019London in the Eighteenth Century: the Terrace House and Garden Square
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London in the Eighteenth Century: the Terrace House and Garden Square Caroline Knight Monday 17 June 2019

Caroline is an architectural historian, and trained at the Courtauld, specialising in 16th to 18th century English and Scottish architecture. She is also a Lecturer at the V&A on the year courses and short courses, and lecturer for The Art Fund, and for the Royal Oak Foundation in the US. She has researched and written a history of Kensington Palace. Contributed to a book on the Cecil family, and has written several articles on architectural and social history and the history of travel. Caroline is the author of London's Country Houses (2009). Contributed a chapter to a history of the Royal Academy (Yale, forthcoming).

London in the 18th Century: The Terrace House & Garden Square (S) 

The tall London terrace house overlooking a tree-filled square is a familiar image of London. This lecture looks at its 17th century origins in Covent Garden, and the development of London’s West End with well-planned streets and squares. Different functions were on different floors, providing flexible space for entertaining and living. London squares, often embellished with churches, still provide some of the most attractive places to live or work. The lecture will end with the only royal development, Regent’s Park, with its picturesque landscape setting.