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TAG members, Robert Adam, Hugh Petter and George Saumarez Smith, regularly lecture on traditional architecture and urbanism. Their lectures are informative, lively, and full of illustrations to explain the topic and encourage interaction from the audience.

By Robert Adam:
A Traditional Place to Live: The new traditional design and urbanism in its historical perspective
Classical Architecture and the Modern World: An analysis of classical architecture as a distinct expression of modernity
Defining Tradition: An in-depth analysis of tradition, drawing on theories of collective memory, neo-Darwinism, dual inheritance theory and archaeology
English Georgian Architecture: The stylistic range of architecture from 1714 to 1837 in a social and political perspective
Four Principles of Urbanism: Traditional urban design theory based on space, time, complexity and sustainability
Globalisation and Architecture: An analysis of globalisation as the most significant current social, political and economic
phenomenon and its impact on architecture and urban design
Heritage in Action: The use of heritage in modern design
Heritage, Humanity and Memory: Heritage as part of the collective memory of the community
History is Dangerous: A discussion on the miss-use of history in architectural theory
Post-War Classicism: A history of new classical architecture since the Second World War
The Classical Orders: An overview of the classical architectural orders, the essential element of all classical design, in a
broad historical perspective
The Country House: Past, Present and Future: A history of the country house in Britain and an analysis of what drives the
new fashion in country houses
The Glass City: The history of glass as an ideal architectural material in the 20th century and its relevance today
The Local and the Global: the New Face of Tradition: How globalisation has transformed the idea of what is local and the
new concept of tradition
The work of Robert Adam: A review of Robert Adam’s buildings and master plans set in the context of his theoretical
writing
Traditional Architecture and Urbanism since 1945: The survival and revival of traditional architecture and urbanism in
the context of the events of the time
Urban Layers: the Fourth Dimension: Time and urbanism and the consideration of relative time in urban design

 

By Hugh Petter:
Architecture and Sculpture: Proportion and adornment in modern
monumentalism
Back to the Future: Archaeology and innovation in the building of Roma
Capitale
Continuity and change: The evolving classical tradition
From Cottage to Library: An introduction to some fundamental
principles of architectural design
The rediscovery of more sustainable principles of development
Traditional architecture: An overview of progressional developments in
the late 20th Century in Britain

By George Saumarez Smith:
Palladio & English Palladianism: The legacy of Andrea Palladio from his lifetime to the present day
Simple Classical Details: An introduction to the classical language of architecture
Lettering & Architecture - The Letter ‘A’: Tracing the similarities of classical typography and architecture
The History of the English Terraced House: The evolution of the terraced house during the Victorian age, illustrated by examples in Winchester, Hampshire

For more information contact the Director on 01962 843843 or by email robertadam@adamarchitecture.com
hughpetter@adamarchitecture.com; georgess@adamarchitecture.com