Arts Society Halifax
Vitrius Britannicus at 300: David Winpenny – Presented by the Arts Society, Halifax

Vitrius Britannicus at 300 – How Palladianism came to Dominate Architecture

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    14 May

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    Red Brick Auditorium

    Square Chapel
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    Doors open

Published in 1715, the 1st volume of “VITRUVIUS BRITANNICUS” (the British Architect) is arguably an important architectural book. It set out a new architectural style, namely Palladianism. Baroque had run its course and Palladian architecture as promoted by the 3rd Earl of Burlington took hold. David Winpenny looks at how this style gained its foothold, initially through Inigo Jones and progressively through the 3 volumes of “Vitruvius Britannicus” and its influence on many country houses.

Red Brick Auditorium