The Brutalist and the Classicist: James Stirling and his Architecture
17 June 2011
In the Reynolds Room, a John Madejski Fine Room
Sir James Stirling, R.A. (1926-1992) Design, unexecuted, for Channel 4 Headquarters, 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1
Pen with black ink, pencil and blue and brown crayon in a pencil border
35.60 x 43.0 cm
© Royal Academy of Arts, LondonThe late James Stirling RA transcended architectural conventions, progressing from an early association with Brutalism to become one of the most inventive contributors to the classical tradition. His election as an RA in 1985, and the Academy’s groundbreaking Foster Rogers Stirling exhibition a year later, marked a decisive moment in his career. In this event, David Dunster considers Stirling’s work before and after this juncture, Charles Jencks discusses his fruitful but fraught relationship with classicism, and Peter Palumbo recalls working with Stirling from 1986 until his death in 1992.
6.30–8 pm, followed by a drink