‘Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain’ book talk at the Isokon Gallery
11/04/2019 6:30 pm – 11/04/2019 8:30 pm | Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XD
Come along to the Isokon Gallery on Thursday 11th April to hear authors Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund talk about their new book Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain. This fast-paced talk takes in the whole Isokon story with over 100 slides, and has previously been given at Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habition building in Marseilles, Daunt Books and Ernö Goldfinger’s 2 Willow Road – but the Isokon Gallery is its obvious setting. All proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to the Isokon Gallery Trust.
Built in 1934, the Isokon on Lawn Road in Hampstead was England’s first modernist apartment building, and was hugely influential in pioneering the concept of minimal living. Its flats, bar and dining club would become an extraordinary creative nexus for international artists, writers and thinkers, including Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and László Moholy-Nagy.
Leyla Daybelge is a Journalist and Broadcaster, with a background in news and current affairs, as a newscaster, correspondent and producer for BBC Radio Four, ITN, ITV News and Sky News. She currently writes travel and culture features for the Daily Telegraph amongst others. She was previously Head of Press for Contemporary and Design at Sotheby’s.
Magnus Englund is the current resident of Jack and Molly Pritchard’s penthouse in the Isokon building. He has championed the building’s revival and is a trustee of the Isokon Gallery. He is the co-founder of the popular interior design company, Skandium.
Where: Isokon Gallery, Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XD
When: Thursday 11th April, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Price: £10, includes wine and a discount on the price of the book
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