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Wednesday 3rd December


Welcome by Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Director of The British School At Rome, and Professor Brian Allen, Director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Plenary Lecture - Professor Gavin Stamp (Independent scholar, London) Lutyens and Spence TEXT


Thursday 4th December

Introductory remarks - Dr. Louise Campbell (University of Warwick)

Professor Jane Loeffler (University of Maryland) Architecture of Diplomacy: the Changing Face of America Abroad

Professor Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen (Yale University) Eero Saarinen: three embassies

Dr. Robin Skinner (Victoria University of Wellington) Sorting out the hornets’ nest: Sir Basil Spence and the New Zealand Parliament building

Professor Brian Edwards (Edinburgh College of Art) Spence at Expo ’67: modernism and the search for national identity

Dr. Miles Glendinning (Edinburgh College of Art) A Modern Palazzo: Designing and Building the Rome Embassy

Professor Maristella Casciato (University of Bologna) Neo-Liberty and post-war architecture in Italy

Professor Giorgio Piccinato (University of Rome) Rome in the fifties: architecture and ideology