In the Victorian Architect’s Studio – Perfectionists, Pragmatists and ‘Rogues’: by Angus Kaye

Tuesday 09 May 2023 at 1930 hour. The Visitor Centre at Hill Close Gardens, 

Bread & Meat Close, Warwick, CV34 6HF

This talk is a tribute to the practices of key Victorian Architects, celebrating their imagination and organisational skills and the teams of draftsmen who supported their efforts. The talk illustrates a number of nationally acclaimed projects that reflect their architects’ different approaches. H S Goodhart-Rendel labelled one group of them ‘Rogues’ because they pushed the boundaries of ‘polite’ building to flamboyancy – perhaps, more kindly, they were ‘Mavericks’. Angus Kaye grew up in Edinburgh, trained at the Birmingham School of Architecture and qualified as an architect in 1974. He worked in the Midlands, Wales, London and Sweden.After retiring in 2014, he returned to early interests in old buildings, history and drawing and painting in oils. He has been active in the Victorian Society, the study of churches and chapels for the Radnorshire Society, Historic England listed building condition surveys and checking the new edition of the Pevsner Buildings of England Guide for the West Midlands.

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