The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

An Introduction to Hampstead Modernism Reprise Walk - SOLD OUT

An Introduction to Hampstead Modernism Reprise Walk - SOLD OUT

Sunday 21 July 2024

Start time/place: 10am at Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road, London NW3 2XD 

Finish time/place will be confirmed nearer the date, but will be around 1pm and within walking distance of a station.

Alan Powers will lead a reprise of his morning walk last year in Hampstead which has the greatest concentration of 1930s modernist buildings in the UK each with an intriguing story to tell.

We begin at Wells Coates’s Isokon Flats (1934), a significant historical landmark with a dramatic conservation story in the 1990s. We hope to arrange a visit to one of the flats.

We will see the Isokon Gallery, which displays aspects of the project and the people involved, with a vivid sense of the period. There will be an opportunity to see and hear about the current exhibition  Through a Bauhaus Lens: Edith Tudor-Hart and Isokon  which focuses on recently rediscovered photographs by Viennese-born and Bauhaus-trained photographer and Soviet spy-recruiter, Edith Tudor-Hart.

From Lawn Road, we will plot a route taking in modernist houses and the homes of artists, politicians, scientists and writers.

Alan Powers is a leading expert on twentieth century British architecture and author of many books, including Bauhaus Goes West, 2019.

C20 Society Members: £18
Non-members: £25

Numbers limited to 25

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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: Isokon Flats, Wells Coates.

Photograph: Nick Kane.

Booking Closed

Unfortunately, booking is closed for this event and we are no longer able to accept new bookings.