Lecture:14 June 2016
"Pevsner in Halifax and the West Riding"
Susie Harries joins us for the final lecture of our current season. How did a German refugee from Hitler become the Grand Old Man of English art history? The answer is in his extraordinary 46-volume survey of all the architecturally significant buildings in England. Come along and see if you agree with his opinions of buildings in the West Riding and of Halifax in particular! Susie sets his remarks in the context of The Buildings of England as a whole.
Susie is a writer, editor and lecturer specialising in 20th Century culture and the arts. Her biography of Pevsner was highly praised as "a towering account", "magnificent" and "a masterpiece".