John Grindrod in conversation with Twentieth Century Society
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Join John Grindrod and Catherine Croft, Director of the Twentieth Century Society, at Waterstones Piccadilly to hear them discuss John’s new release ICONICON: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain.
A captivating exploration of Britain’s most iconic contemporary buildings, from the Barratt home to the Millennium Dome, ICONICON is an enthralling journey around the Britain we have created since 1980: the horrors and delights, the triumphs and failures. John is the author of Concretopia and Outskirts, which was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize in 2018.
C20 – The community for modernity. C20 Society is an independent charity and the guardian of Britain’s modern design heritage, campaigning to save the best of twentieth and twenty-first century architecture for future generations. Over the past forty years they’ve rescued some of our most beloved local and national landmarks – from iconic red phone boxes to art deco lido’s, brutalist carparks to pop-art murals, even helping Bankside power station to become the cathedral of art, Tate Modern.
Today, their casework team tackles hundreds of cases of at-risk buildings each year, while their campaigns lead the debate on our built heritage of the future, championing environmental arguments and community solutions.
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