Call for Papers | The Architecture of James Gibbs

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on February 21, 2018

As noted in Salon, the newsletter of the Society of Antiquaries of London, issue 401 (20 February 2018) . . .

The Architecture of James Gibbs
Society of Antiquaries of London, 29 September 2018

Proposals due by 28 February 2018

The Georgian Group is organising a day-long symposium on James Gibbs (1682–1754), to be held at the Society of Antiquaries at Burlington House. The symposium will reassess the work of one of the most important, but still underestimated, British architects of the 18th century, responsible for the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, many other commissions throughout the British Isles, and one of the most important 18th-century architectural pattern books. Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers based on original research on any aspect of Gibbs’s work, including his training, his practice, his patrons and clients, and his influence on contemporary and subsequent architecture and design (including urban, garden, and interior design) both in Britain and within the British diaspora. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words and a CV to Geoffrey Tyack FSA (Kellogg College, Oxford, Editor of The Georgian Group Journal: geoffrey.tyack@kellogg.ox.ac.uk) by the end of February 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before the end of March, and further details will follow soon afterwards.

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