Short course
Tudor and Early Stuart Architecture and Interiors

Wednesday 10 January 2018 - Wednesday 7 March 2018

  • Wednesday 10 January 2018 - Wednesday 7 March 2018

  • Seminar Room 5

  • Course price £325.00 - £399.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Study the buildings and interiors of the Tudors and early Stuarts, c. 1500–1650, a time of great change both socially and politically. Through these eras, from the Early Tudor style to the ostentatious Elizabethan taste, which in turn was replaced with the emergence of a more European classicism in the early seventeenth century, styles altered radically.

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Caroline Knight

Course Leader Caroline Knight

Caroline Knight, FSA, is an architectural historian and trained at the Courtauld Institute. She has researched and written on British buildings of the 16th – 18th centuries. In 2003 she set up the V & A’s High Renaissance to Baroque Year Course, and was its Director for ten years. She now lectures freelance, mainly at the V&A and for NADFAS.

This wonderful course challenged my existing knowledge and covered the subject in a comprehensive way. 2015/2016 Short Course Student

Course Overview

Painting was dominated by immigrant artists such as Holbein and van Dyck, while Inigo Jones, trained in Italy, designed scenery and costumes for masques as well as buildings for the Stuart court. Furniture became more elaborate and specific, using new woods imported through the East India Company, which also contributed to the import trade of expensive textiles. Even more expensive tapestries came mainly from Brussels, until under James I, an English factory was set up at Mortlake, which produced some of the finest tapestries in Europe until the Civil War brought a sharp decline to the trade in luxury goods. Lectures and gallery talks will cover royal palaces, London and country houses, paintings, tapestries, furnishings, and fine dining.

This 8 week course will have a half term on the 14 February.

£399 full price, £359 over 60s, £325 concessions
(concessions are available for ES40 holders and registered disabled people)


Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love and enjoy thought-provoking lectures in a group who share your passion. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Short course: Tudor and Early Stuart Architecture and Interiors

10 January 2018 - 7 March 2018

£325.00 - £399.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)