The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

In Person: Ernö Goldfinger: Rationalist or Surrealist?

Ernö Goldfinger: Rationalist or Surrealist?

Thursday 4 April at 6.30pm

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ

Alan Powers will talk about Erno Goldfinger celebrating the latest monograph in the series Twentieth Century Architects (C20 Society with Historic England and Liverpool University Press), which Alan co-authored with Elain Harwood. 

Alan will review Goldfinger’s work in terms of two apparently contradictory tendencies that can be traced in his formation as an architect during the 1920s and are reflected through his long career.

Alan is a former Chairman of C20 and a current trustee. He teaches at London School of Architecture, New York University in London and the University of Kent.

In person price:
C20 Society Members: £10
Non-Members: £15
Young C20 member + guest: Free
Student + guest: £5

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Includes a glass of wine

Note: This event is hybrid and is being run both in-person at Cowcross Street Gallery and online via Zoom. The event will be recorded and offered as a catch-up lecture for those who have booked and will be available for two weeks.

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The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244

Above image: Goldfinger with a model of an urban scheme, c.1960 Source: Architectural Association


Booking Closed

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