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Unraveling the Complexities of Victorian Architecture, 1837-1901

January 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A multitude of architectural styles appeared in Western architecture and interior design during Queen Victoria’s 63 years on the throne, yet scholars and practitioners often lump all of them together into one category, “Victorian.” By understanding more specific categories, scholars and professionals will be better able to make sense of the complexities of nineteenth-century design and the cultural currents that shaped it.

Josh Probert, Phd is a is a historian who specializes in architecture, the decorative arts, and the material culture of American religion. He is currently an interiors historical consult to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

AIA Objectives: 
-Identify significant architectural styles during the reign of Queen Victoria.
-A familiarity with some of the correlating characteristics of Victorian interior design.
-Recognize a few of the major thinkers who influenced Victorian style.
-A general understanding of the cultural discourses of modern progress and the antimodern discourses of nostalgia.

 

Josh Probert, PhD, is a historian who specializes in architecture, the decorative arts, and the material culture of American religion. He is currently an interiors historical consult to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

The ICAA Utah Chapter is excited to announce our line-up of speakers for the Spring Lecture Series held in conjunction with the UVU School of Architecture and AIA Central Utah. Join us this month as Josh Probert, PhD dives into the cultural currents that shaped Victorian architecture, and Eric Osth, AIA shares his secrets to creating walkable neighborhoods. All lectures will be held at 6:30 pm in room CS404 of the Computer Science building on the campus of Utah Valley University and are free for ICAA members and the public.