John Sherlock speaker | lecturer | communicator  
     
     
 

All John's lectures are richly illustrated using Powerpoint, and typically last about 45 minutes each.

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John Sherlock

Single lectures

A1 - "What did the Romans ever do for architecture?"

A look at the architectural developments and innovations of the ancient Roman empire, and what has been inherited throughout Europe and America

A2 - "Classical origins and illusions"

The origins of a distinctive "European" language in architecture, the ancient Greeks' mastery of optical illusion, and subsequent Roman innovations

A3 - "Why churches look like they do"

The story of the development of Christian architecture, from the time of the Emperor Constantine through the European 'middle ages', and up to the present day. Why has the 'pointed arch' become so symbolic of church architecture in the west?


Lecture series - three lectures

B1 - "Classical origins and illusions"

The origins of a distinctive "European" language in architecture, the ancient Greeks' mastery of optical illusion, and subsequent Roman innovations

B2 - "Why churches look like they do"

The story of the development of Christian architecture, from the time of the Emperor Constantine through the European 'middle ages', and up to the present day. Why has the 'pointed arch' become so symbolic of church architecture in the west?

B3 - "Renaissance and Revival"

The extraordinary period in Europe during which artists (including architects) become known by name; the spread of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe - what do we mean by Palladian, Baroque and Neo-classical styles? Then, the revival in Britain of the medieval 'gothic' style - how and why did this come about?


Lecture series - four lectures

C1 - "Greek origins and illusions"

The Greek origins of a distinctive "European" language in architecture, and the ancient Greeks' mastery of optical illusion

C2 - "What did the Romans ever do for architecture?"

A look at the architectural developments and innovations of the ancient Roman empire, and what has been inherited throughout Europe and America

C3 - "Why churches look like they do"

The story of the development of Christian architecture, from the time of the Emperor Constantine through the European 'middle ages', and up to the present day. Why has the 'pointed arch' become so symbolic of church architecture in the west?

C4 - "Renaissance and Revival"

The extraordinary period in Europe during which artists (including architects) become known by name; the spread of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe - what do we mean by Palladian, Baroque and Neo-classical styles? Then, the revival in Britain of the medieval 'gothic' style - how and why did this come about?


Lecture series - six lectures

D1 - "Greek origins and illusions"

The Greek origins of a distinctive "European" language in architecture, and the ancient Greeks' mastery of optical illusion

D2 - "What did the Romans ever do for architecture?"

A look at the architectural developments and innovations of the ancient Roman empire, and what has been inherited throughout Europe and America

D3 - "Byzantine skill and Romanesque energy"

The development of the earliest distinctively Christian architecture, from the time of the Emperor Constantine through the Byzantine period, and then the time of the great Schism

D4 - "The rise of the Gothic"

The new found loftiness of Gothic architecture in the European 'middle ages'. Why has the 'pointed arch' become so symbolic of church architecture in the west?

D5 - "Renaissance"

The extraordinary period in Europe during which artists (including architects) become known by name; the spread of the Renaissance from Italy to the rest of Europe - what do we mean by Palladian, Baroque and Neo-classical styles?

D6 - "Industrialism and Revival"

The revival, throughout Europe, of classical styles. What was happening in Georgian and Regency Britain as the Industrial Revolution took hold? And then, the revival in Victorian Britain of the medieval 'gothic' style - how and why did this come about?