The English Country House: Life, Death and Scandal (6 Week Course)
The English Country House is a well-known icon of architecture and design. It is also famous for being representative of a particular upper-class lifestyle that, over a period of almost a thousand years, has helped define our perception of the country.
We will take a detailed look at several aspects of this cultural phenomenon by focusing on a half dozen celebrated houses representing different periods, styles of design, and areas of the country. The incredibly diverse family of inhabitants—birth, marriage, divorce, scandal, murder, and general eccentricity—has, at times, defined the house above its position as an important historical and/or architectural monument. Berkeley Castle, Hardwick Hall, Alnwick Castle, Ham House, Knebworth, Kingston Lacy, Uppark, and Knole are among the houses to be discussed.
This class will be held onsite at WIH and simulcast via Zoom.
Six Week Course Schedule:
Monday, Mar 21 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Mar 28 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Apr 04 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Apr 11 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Apr 18 | 10:00 AM
Monday, Apr 25 | 10:00 AM
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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.