BBC – BBC Radio 3 Programmes – Night Waves, Amanda Vickery/Damien Hirst/David Chipperfield

Amanda Vickery/Damien Hirst/David Chipperfield/Modern Family

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Last broadcast yesterday, 21:15 on BBC Radio 3.

Synopsis

The Georgian house is a byword for proportion and elegance, but what did it mean to its inhabitants? Historian Amanda Vickery discusses her new book, Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England, which attempts to unlock the emotional, economic and political importance of domestic life. It features studies of a panorama of homes lives, from the Oxfordshire mansion of a gentlewoman to the lodgings of the bachelor clerk and future novelist Anthony Trollope in the 1830s.

Ann is joined by critic Rachel Campbell Johnson to review Damien Hirst’s move from poster-boy of conceptual art to exhibiting a more traditional series of paintings among the Grand Masters of the Wallace Collection in London.

Leading architect David Chipperfield talks about Form Matters, the exhibition of his work at the Design Museum in London.

Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England by Amanda Vickery is published on 15 October by Yale University Press

Coming Soon: No Love Lost, Blue Paintings by Damien Hirst is at the Wallace Collection, London from 14 October to 24 January 2010

David Chipperfield Form Matters is at The Design Museum, London from 21 October to 31 January 2010

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