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Moscow Arts Theatre and ofDiaghilev and Ballet Russes, whenthe Russian merchants wereestablishing priceless collections ofFrench Impressionists and youngRussian artists shocked politesociety with their radical work.THREE-DAY STUDY COURSE:SPIRIT OF PLACEVenue:Oxford UniversityDepartment of ContinuingEducation, Rewley House, 1Wellington Sq, Oxford OX1 2AJTime: 10.30am-3.30pmPrice: £26 per study day, or £70for three study days (inc. coffee& biscuits)Contact:Joy McWhirter, 3Drysdale Close, Radley, OxonOX14 3BU Tel. 01235 520 232 or HOUSE, ASURREALIST HOME Date:11 January 2011Tutor: Antony PenroseAcclaimed American photographerLee Miller and British Surrealistartist and writer Roland Penrosespent the last decades of their livestogether at Farley Farm in Sussex,which was frequented by manyprominent Surrealist and Modernartists, including Picasso, a closefriend, whose home in SouthernFrance is also considered.ST IVES 1800-1950: THEARTS & SOCIAL HISTORY OFTHE COLONYDate: 11 February 2011Tutor:David ToveyThe art colony in Newlyn and StIves was established prior to 1914,becoming an internationallyrenowned centre. A sea change ofModernism began in the 1940sand its art reflected up-to-dateMovements.CHARLESTON & GARSINGTON:HAVENS OF PEACE, HOTBEDOF CONFLICTDate:15 March 2011EDUCATION: COURSESthemed mosaics into North Africa.Islam quickly swept in from Arabiabringing a new architecture anddecoration. Mosques, tombs andprivate houses often re-usedRoman columns, but were lavishlyenhanced with 'Zillij' tilework anddelicate arabesque decorations.As the Moors settled in SouthernSpain new ideas were created andre-exported back into North Africa.FROM THE BALTIC INTORUSSIA, A THOUSAND YEARSOF CULTURAL HISTORYVenue:Harrietsham Village Hall,Kent ME17 1APPrice:£26.50 per day (, biscuits and lunch)Contact:Elaine Graham oremail:elainedgraham@btinternet.comTel: 01233 756137BALTIC HIGH NOON:ARCHITECTURE,NATIONHOOD AND AMODERN MIRACLEDate:20 October 2010Tutor:Clyde BinfieldFrom the 16th century, the Baltichas been fought over by Danes,Swedes and Russians, of course,but also by Prussians and evenPoles. This history shows in itsculture and its buildings, frompalaces and churches toapartment blocks. In the 19th century, Finlandslipped from Swedish to Russiandomination. It became a GrandDuchy, part of the Czarist Empire.Helsinki became a delightful mini-capital and a nationalconsciousness can be seen inpublic and private buildings fromthe classical to the chunky graniteNational Romantic. Alvar Aalto lived from 1898 to1976. His work expressed Finland,which was a new democracy. Hiswork embraced many famousbuildings. His vases, chairs andstools have been in productionsince the 1930s. This man became a 'cult figureamong architects and fans ofmodern design'.FROM KIEV TO MOSCOW:EARLY RUSSIAN ART ANDARCHITECTURE1000-1500ADDate:26 January 2011Tutor:Jane AngeliniThis study day will focus on thehistorical background of theevolution of the Russian peoplefrom their misty beginnings asViking traders in the 8th centurythrough to Prince Vladimir of Kiev'sadoption of the Orthodox branchof Christianity in the late 10thcentury, when they inherited aspecific style of religious art andarchitecture form Byzantium. Theintroduction of Orthodoxy fromByzantium bought with it thecentrally planned domed churchand the hierarchic arrangement ofholy images inside, the practice ofvenerating icons, and of coursethe liturgy itself. With theirprofound and innate artistic genius,the Russian adapted andrestructured the Byzantine forms ofchurch architecture to blend withnative traditions of wood buildingand they imbued icon painting witha spirit that is markedly Russian,soft and sublime. After examiningthe roots of the Russian medievaltradition, we look at the ancientcities of Russia and the kremlins,palaces, monasteries, churchesand icons: Kiev, Vladimir, Suzdal,Novgorod, Pskov, Yaroslavl,Rostov and Moscow.THE CULTURE OF IMPERIALRUSSIADate:23 March 2011Tutor: Dr Rosamund BartlettWe will explore the art andarchitecture of earlier Moscow,which was dominated by theOrthodox Church, leading up tothe 17th century, and the way itinfluenced the further developmentof Russian culture. Then we take alook at architecture of StPetersburg, and also the lifebehind the facades, focusing onthe writers, musicians and artistsfor whom the city had a personalitywhich they immortalised in theirwork. Russian culture took a longtime coming to maturity, but underNicolas II the arts flourished asnever before. It is the age ofNEW LECTURERSChristopher Andreae (20th-century British art), GloriaBroadbent (Peru, especiallyMachu Picchu), CarolineBrooke (Renaissance art),Daniel Evans (Italian art), VivHendra (John Opie &provenance), Julia Korner(maritime art and paintingconservation), MichaelTooley (garden history) andPeter Webb (European 19th-& 20th-century art).RETIRING LECTURERSGeoffrey Godden has retiredfrom the Directory. NADFASthanks Geoffrey for hisscholarship and the pleasurehe has brought to membersduring his time on theDirectory of Lecturers.LECTURERSNEWSNADFAS REVIEW / AUTUMN PollardLife at Charleston, an artists' homein Sussex, and Garsington, an artlover's home near Oxford,introduce us to the world ofBloomsbury.14 MARCH 2011 BRITISHARCHITECTURE 1930-197011 APRIL 2011 BRITISHARCHITECTURE 1970-TOTHE PRESENT DAYVenue: Birmingham City LibraryTheatre, Chamberlain Square,BirminghamTutor: Anthea StreeterTime:10.30am-4pmPrice:£22.50 (inc. coffee onarrival. It is possible to bring apacked lunch and there arenumerous sandwich bars andcafes nearby)Contact:Send SAE to MaureenMcRoberts, 3 Abbotsford,Barrack Street, Warwick CV344TH or download Concludes our series EnglishDomestic Architecture.SOUTH MERCIAKENTWEST MIDLANDS