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School Research Seminar Series: "The Protected Vista: An Intellectual and Cultural History"

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Dr. Tom Brigden comes to us as visiting scholar from the University of Newcastle. Tom is a practicing conservation architect based between offices in York, London and Melbourne, Australia, and is currently on a three year sabbatical funded by the Leverhulme Trust. During this time Tom is working on a book project for the Royal Institute of British Architects which unpicks the history of the idea of the ‘protected vista’ in urban planning policy, in particular the protection of views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and the celebrated view from Richmond Hill. Tom’s research traces the origins of current policy in the eighteenth century aesthetic convention of the ‘picturesque’, via its various guises in landscape art, architecture, urban design and the ‘townscape’ movement of the 1960s.

WHEN: 1:15pm 12th April 2017 

WHERE: UQ School of Architecture Social Space


All welcome