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Wednesday, November 11 • 13:45 - 15:15
Session 2: Theoretical approaches to studying classical influences LIMITED

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Susan Deacy

Principal Lecturer, University of Roehampton
TITLE: FROM ROEHAMPTON TO STOURHEAD: HERCULES AND THE ENGLISHING OF CLASSICAL MYTH. | ABSTRACT: As Pevsner put it, "there is still nothing like Roehampton anywhere in London to get an impression of the aristocratic Georgian country villa" (Buildings of  England 687). My paper starts off by exploring one aspect of this "impression": a Choice of Hercules chimneypiece panel in what is now one of the showpiece rooms of the University of... Read More →
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Jessica Hughes

Lecturer in Classical Studies, The Open University
TITLE: RECEPTION AND MEMORY. | ABSTRACT: Receptions of classical antiquity take many different forms. At Stourhead, we find neoclassical statues alongside ancient-but-restored statues, oil paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects, marble busts of historical figures, miniature bronzes representing Roman gladiators, bookshelves full of Greek and Latin texts, marble urns with classical mouldings…and so the list goes on. Despite... Read More →
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Susie West

Lecturer in Art History, The Open University
TITLE: BEYOND FASION, MORE THAN SCHOLARSHIP: THE CASE FOR THE SENSES. ABSTRACT: The origins of how we understand garden design as an art begin shortly before Henry Hoare I bought Stourton manor in 1717. Joseph Addison published his influential essay ‘The Pleasures of the Imagination’ in 1712. Addison held up the apparently natural appearance of Chinese designed landscapes as offering insights into the subjective sensations of aesthetic... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2015 13:45 - 15:15
Stourton Memorial Hall The Spread Eagle Courtyard Stourton BA12 6QE

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