Landscape architect and historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan will delve into the history, evolution, and social implications of London’s squares, which have been an important element in city planning and the development of urban life. He will also discuss his re-presentation of the pleasure grounds at Kensington Palace for Her Majesty The Queen in spring 2012, the largest new garden to be laid out at a British Royal Palace in more than a century.
Organized in association with the Royal Oak Foundation, this lecture will also be given on Monday, October 29, at 6 pm, at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets), New York. It is jointly sponsored by the Royal Oak Foundation and the Yale Center for British Art. To purchase tickets for the New York event, please contact Robert Dennis at 212 480 2889 ext. 201, or visit www.royal-oak.org.