London's Ten Chief Architects with Don Brown

London's Ten Chief Architects with Don Brown


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Join us on a journey through London’s key architectural landmarks, through the eyes of their designers and engineering masterminds. Together we’ll meet ten of London’s most iconic architects – including Christopher Wren, Renzo Piano, and  Sir Norman Foster. Their beautiful baroque creations, elaborate Victorian gothic, modernist marvels, and 21st-century buildings push the boundaries of construction and draw millions of visitors to the city annually.

This illustrated tour through the heart of London will take us for a closer look at the city’s 'signature' buildings and the architects behind them. We'll meet ten of the most significant of London's architects – who between them built the cathedrals, churches, houses, offices, bridges, buildings, and stations that are instantly recognizable as 'Iconic London'. From St. Paul’s Cathedral to The Gherkin Building, we have an extraordinary amount of ground to cover together.

Don Brown is a London Blue Badge Guide, the Director of the London Society and a graduate of Oxford University. He previously worked in publishing, for publications as diverse as History Today, The Spectator and The Guardian. His interests and specialisms encompass history - from the Romans to the present day, politics, WW2, and ‘60s and ‘70s popular music, and as director of the London Society he has a professional interest in architecture (contemporary and historical), planning and urbanism.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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S.C. (Daphne, US)
London architecture

Well organized & presented; excellent photographs. Bravo!

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V.C. (Washington, US)
London's Ten Chief Architects with Don Brown.

Mr Brown packed a lot of info about London's Architects in this program. A very good overview of the topic. If you are heading to London this is a good intro to the buildings and architects that shaped the city.

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S. (Los Gatos, US)
Blue Badge Brown

The Blue Badge recognizes a guide for their hard work and commitment to a becoming a top notch guide in England. Don Brown earns that title and more. This conversation was excellent. He had great slides, nice pacing, perfect amount of information that was really interesting, all beautifully articulated with his British accent. I have been to London numerous times and was familiar with 2/3 of the buildings he mentioned but I found his entire talk super interesting with all kinds of new things I didn't know. I would gladly take another conversation with Don.

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Ann (St Louis, US)
Gold Standard

What an interesting theme to organize getting to know (or know more of) London. I was glad that he was able to weave in much more info than just about the 10 chosen men. I was introduced to top notch female architects, lots of contemporary work that complemented the most beautiful traditional buildings in London. Don really knows history and is a very fluid speaker. It is one of the superb Context Conversations.

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John Goslin (Marietta, US)
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I have done numerous other Conversations with Don Brown. All have been outstanding. This one followed that mold.

I am interested in London and its history, but not particularly in architecture. Yet, I signed up because of my previous experiences with Don's Conversations. I found his presentation to be fascinating.

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Based on 7 reviews
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S.C. (Daphne, US)
London architecture

Well organized & presented; excellent photographs. Bravo!

V
V.C. (Washington, US)
London's Ten Chief Architects with Don Brown.

Mr Brown packed a lot of info about London's Architects in this program. A very good overview of the topic. If you are heading to London this is a good intro to the buildings and architects that shaped the city.

S
S. (Los Gatos, US)
Blue Badge Brown

The Blue Badge recognizes a guide for their hard work and commitment to a becoming a top notch guide in England. Don Brown earns that title and more. This conversation was excellent. He had great slides, nice pacing, perfect amount of information that was really interesting, all beautifully articulated with his British accent. I have been to London numerous times and was familiar with 2/3 of the buildings he mentioned but I found his entire talk super interesting with all kinds of new things I didn't know. I would gladly take another conversation with Don.

A
Ann (St Louis, US)
Gold Standard

What an interesting theme to organize getting to know (or know more of) London. I was glad that he was able to weave in much more info than just about the 10 chosen men. I was introduced to top notch female architects, lots of contemporary work that complemented the most beautiful traditional buildings in London. Don really knows history and is a very fluid speaker. It is one of the superb Context Conversations.

J
John Goslin (Marietta, US)
Look at London's Ten Chief Architects with Don Brown

I have done numerous other Conversations with Don Brown. All have been outstanding. This one followed that mold.

I am interested in London and its history, but not particularly in architecture. Yet, I signed up because of my previous experiences with Don's Conversations. I found his presentation to be fascinating.