Photo: Richard de Pesandos
Iconicon: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain
with John Grindrod
Saturday 15 April, 10am
Event Space, Central Milton Keynes Library
555 Silbury Boulevard, MK9 3HL
'A love letter to contemporary buildings and a fantastic account of recent British history, rich in humour.' - Nina Stibbe
Join MK-based writer John Grindrod in conversation about his witty and diverting architectural odyssey Iconicon: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain.
Looking at what has been built since 1980, and what that tells us about our dreams and reality as a nation, the event will take in everything from 80s postmodernism and high-tech architecture to millennium monuments and Olympic icons, as well as Barratt homes, business parks and American-style malls. And what better place to represent the modern era than the remarkable new city of Milton Keynes?
About John Grindrod
John Grindrod is the author of Iconicon: A Journey Around the Landmark Buildings of Contemporary Britain (2022), Concretopia: A Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain (2013) and Outskirts: Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt (2017).
He has written for publications including the Sunday Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Big Issue and The Modernist. He has given talks at the V&A, the RA, the Southbank Centre, the RIBA, the Museum of London, Tate Liverpool, the Boring Conference and universities around the UK and Europe.
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