Forms which do not frighten but invite: Asplund's art of the approach
Lecture | McCrum Lecture Theatre (Corpus Christi College)
Wednesday 4 February 2015 - 18:30 until 20:00
Speaker Peter Carolin is Emeritus Professor of Architecture in the University of Cambridge, was one of the architects on the British Library and is a former editor of The Architects' Journal.
The route along which we approach and enter is of fundamental significance to our experience and appreciation of a building. As this talk will reveal, the great Swedish architect, Gunnar Asplund (1885-1940), was a master of the design of this entrance sequence. Initially a classicist, Asplund's modernist design for the Stockholm Exhibition of 1930 was the inspiration for Hugh Casson's design of the Festival of Britain's South Bank site. He is best remembered for Stockholm's Woodland Cemetery where, between 1915 and 1940, together with his colleague Sigurd Lewerentz, he created a landscape of a sublime, almost biblical, quality.
This event has been organised by the Cambridgeshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.