Limpsfield, Oxted RH8 0DR
The infrastructure of travel has provided many artistic treasures. Leading figures in architecture were employed to build railway stations, shipping offices and hotels, whilst artists provided posters, souvenir images and other ephemera. This lecture examines the art and architecture of travelling from ancient times to the present day, illuminating the many ways in which this common theme created often overlooked gems of form and design.
Sarah Pearson holds a First Class BA in Art History from Reading University, an MA in World Art Studies from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in Architectural History also from Reading. She also lectured at these Universities for 10 years and now works as a freelance lecturer / adult education provider. Sarah has published articles and a book chapter on the architect Francesco di Giorgio and is currently researching the development of the Riddlesworth estate with a view to future publication.