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The Art and Architecture of the American West Roger Mitchell Friday 03 November 2017

Booking opens 14 September 2017. The first lecture will start at 10.30am at the refurbished Goldwater Lodge (next to the Dianthus Building), Goldsworth Park, Woking GU21 3RT. Entrance on the lake side.

This Study Day will draw on the idea and mystique of the American West and its unique place in history - the meeting point where the frontier begins and settlement and civilisation end. The morning session will focus on architecture - including that of the earlier civilisations, but concentrating on the great 19th century expansion - not just log cabins but the exuberance of the Victorian West and ultimately Frank Lloyd Wright and Las Vegas. In the afternoon we will look at the way artists and photographers responded to the wilderness of the West. The spotlight will fall (by no means exclusively) on Thomas Moran, 1837-1926, “The Turner of the American West.”

Roger Mitchell studied History at Oxford and Fine Art at Leeds and went on to study in the USA on a Churchill Award. A former College Vice Principal, he now lectures at the University of Liverpool and for adult residential colleges and, in addition to lecturing regularly for NADFAS, leads country house tours and researches at Chatsworth.