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Elizabeth McKellar

Event date
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:00 to 18:30
The Open University, Milton Keynes

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This book is the first major study of the rural-urban interface in the London area in the long eighteenth century. It proposes that a conception of a ‘Greater London’ existed in the long eighteenth century which constituted a significant trope in metropolitan life and culture. It is the first major study to emphatically shift scholarly attention from the polite culture of the fashionable West End, where most recent studies have been concentrated, to the city’s hinterland where urban and rural met forming a new suburban environment.

Event date
Monday, May 20, 2013 - 23:00

On 21st and 22nd May the Department of Art History and Department of Geography (Leon Wainwright and Clare Melhuish) hosted the international meeting ‘Caribbean Urban Aesthetics’, at The Open University’s Walton Hall campus in Milton Keynes. This was a preliminary workshop to bring together scholars and professionals from various disciplines and institutions, sharing a mutual interest in this field of studies both within and beyond the Caribbean itself, and to explore the possibilities for future collaborative research.

Event date
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 23:00
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross street, London EC1M 6EJ

Discussions from session 3 and 4

There are 2 parts to this video: 1. A discussion lasting about 2 minutes chaired by Prof Tim Benton on "Re-appraising the Neo-Georgian 1880-1970 with Stephen Hague, Paul Ranogajec, Ian Lochhead, Gerry Adler and Harry Charrington. 2. A discussion lasting about 22 minutes chaired by Dr Elizabeth McKellar on "Mediating the Neo-Georgian 1920-1970" with Elizabeth Darling, Julia Scalzo and Susie West

Event date
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 23:00
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art London, The Gallery 70 Cowcross Street London

Re-appraising the Neo-Georgian 1880-1970

An International Conference organised by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, English Heritage, The Open University and the Twentieth Century Society.

Convened by Dr Julian Holder, English Heritage & Dr Elizabeth McKellar, Open University.

This collection, by an international list of contributors, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the task of reconstructing eighteenth-century architectural studies based on substantial new archival and bibliographic research. Drawing on current thinking about the eighteenth century it is one of the first books to utilise a range of methodologies in relation to British classicism. The book explores topics such as social and gender identities, colonization and commercialization as well as notions of the rural, urban and suburban.

The period 1660-1720 saw the foundation of modern London. This work examines in detail the building boom and the speculative developers who created the new regularised landscape of brick houses laid out in spacious squares and streets. It offers a wealth of new information on their working practices, the role of craftsmen and the design thinking which led to the creation of a new prototype for English housing. The book concentrates on the mass-produced house of ‘the middling sort' which saw the adoption of classicism on a large scale in this country for the first time.

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