Isokon and the Bauhuas in Britain – an illustrated talk at the Keats Community Library
13/06/2019 7:30 pm – 13/06/2019 8:30 pm | Keats Community Library, 10A Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR
Come along to the Keats Community Library on Thursday 13th June to hear authors Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund talk about their new book Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain. This illustrated talk will cover the story of the Isokon, and the artistic network and legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain. All ticket proceeds will go to the library.
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: Keats Community Library, 10A Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR
When: Thursday 13th June, 7.30pm
For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Keats Community Library website.
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