6th October 2003




Hellenistic, Etruscan and Roman developments will be the subject of this Thursday’s architecture lecture at the Usher Gallery (9th October).


This is the third lecture in the series presented each Thursday lunchtime by Dr John Lord, senior lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Lincoln.


The lecture series ‘Architecture and Design, Antiquity to 1600’ has been organised for the benefit of first-year History of Art and Design students at the Lincoln School of Art and Design but members of the public are welcome to attend.


The lectures will discuss the many facets of architecture dating from ancient Greece and the Etruscans to Gothic and Renaissance developments.


“Each week we will be looking at different periods and styles of architecture and how and why they were developed,” said Dr Lord.


“The lecture series will provide an insight into architecture including pre-Greek Greece, Greek temples, triumphal arches, Roman glass, Norman churches and what was known of furniture and many other structures.


“There will be plenty of illustrations and diagrams as well as some artefacts from the City and County Museum to help demonstrate the styles.”


The lectures take place each Thursday at 12.30pm at the Usher Gallery on Lindum Road, Lincoln, and will continue until 11th December as detailed below: 


9th October                    Hellenistic, Etruscan and Roman Developments

16th October                  Byzantine and Romanesque: Ecclesiastical Work

23rd October                  Romanesque 2: Secular Works

30th October                  Gothic 1: Ecclesiastical Architecture

6th November                 No lecture

13th November               Gothic 2: Domestic Architecture

20th November               Gothic 3: Artefacts

27th November               Renaissance Developments

4th December                 Mannerism 1: Architectural Changes

11th December               Mannerism 2: Artefact


For further information please contact Dr Lord on Lincoln 895108.


For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Assistant Press Officer, University of Lincoln, Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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