Lecture date: 2003-12-04
Sir Christopher Wren's motivations and passions led him to envisage all his undertakings on a scale bigger, better, and more enduring than anything that had gone before. In her biography of Sir Christopher Wren, On a Grander Scale, Lisa Jardine set out to understand both the man and his work. She describes this lecture as an excursus around the complexity of writing biography.
Lisa Jardine is Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) Research Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London and an Honorary Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge.
NB: Mark Cousins is almost inaudible when moderating the Q & A.
http://johnlobell.com Lecture on Italian Baroque Architecture, for a History and Theory of Architecture course for Undergraduate Architecture students at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, given in 2013. Focus on Bernini and Borromini. We look at the cultural context, including the Counter Reformation, at developments in science, and at paintings as a parallel to architecture.