A Marriage of Minds: John Betjeman and John Piper

A Marriage of Minds

An online lecture by Professor Frances Spalding CBE

25/03/2021 - 25/03/2021


Introductory, General Interest, CPD, Leisure Learning
Virtual event: held online
United Kingdom

SPAB or Betjeman Society member £5 pp
Non-member £6 pp

Event details

A Marriage of Minds: John Betjeman and John Piper
Presented by Professor Frances Spalding CBE
25 March 2021, 18:30 - 19:30 (GMT)
Live Online Lecture
£5 pp - SPAB members and Betjeman Society members
£6 pp - Non-members

Join the SPAB and the Betjeman Society for an online evening lecture by Professor Frances Spalding CBE. The presentation will explore the personal friendship and creative collaborations of poet, architectural commentator and broadcaster Sir John Betjeman and artist John Piper. Described as "a marriage of minds, a perfect combination of sympathies" their shared love of  'unfashionable architecture' and the country's landscape coloured both their own work and the Shell Guide travel books on which they worked together from the 1930s - 1950s. 

Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer specialising in twenteith century art, a past editor of The Burlington Magazine and now Emeritus Fellow of Clare Hall,Cambridge. Her many books include John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art (Oxford University Press, 2017).

IT requirements: Please note that this is an online talk and will be held via a webinar platform. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session the day before the lecture. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio.    

Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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