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Design for Living: The C20 house - Labour Saving Homes

Design for Living: The C20 house - Labour Saving Homes

Lecture byKathryn Ferry

Thursday 16th November - Doors open at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

The C20 autumn lecture series looks at what makes the C20 house so special, so different from what came before, to celebrate the publication in September of 100 Houses 100 Years, to which all the speakers contributed. The lectures will explore how the design of the C20 house was affected by changes in the outside world, building and domestic technology and living patterns. In addition, we will hear about the trends in housing at the end of the century and the relationship between architect and client. Lectures will be held on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm  from 2 November to  November 30th and the last lecture on Wednesday 6th December at the Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ.

Kathryn Ferry will look at the impact of domestic technology on the design and use of C20 homes. The twentieth century saw huge changes in how houses were run, as electricity, indoor plumbing and ingenious appliances transformed the laborious burden of manual work formerly done by servants or housewives.
Kathryn Ferry is an architectural historian, writer and lecturer, and author of The 1950s Kitchen and books on Seaside architecture, bungalows and the Victorian home.

100 Houses 100 Years is published by Batsford at £25 and will be available at a special discount at the lecture series. There will also be other publications available but we are only able to take cash on the evening.

Members £8.00 Non Members £10.00 Students £5.00  (glass of wine included in price)

The lecture series can also be booked as a complete series

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