A Marriage of Minds: John Betjeman and John Piper
A pay-to-view recording of this popular online talk by Frances Spalding CBE
Recorded Online Lecture (originally held live online on 25 March 2021) - available until midnight 30 April 2021.
SPAB & Betjeman Society members - £5 pp
Non-members - £6 pp
Join the SPAB and the Betjeman Society for a recorded online talk by Professor Frances Spalding CBE (originally held live on 25 March 2021). 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 CBE is an art historian, critic and biographer specialising in 20th 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).
This recorded talk will be available to view on demand until midnight 30 April 2021 only. We thank Frances Spalding for allowing us to extend the viewing period of this popular talk.
IT requirements: Please note that this is an online talk presented through a webinar platform. To view the presentation, 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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