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Drawings and Imagination: How Designers promote to clients

Unfortunately due to illness Julian and Isabel Bannerman will no longer sit on this evening’s panel.

This event is inspired by Humphry Repton’s invention of Red Books to tempt clients into commissioning projects – but, also, asks how designers use the process of drawing to explore their vision.

Ptolemy Dean is an architect noted for his transformation of country houses and his studies of Sir John Soane’s work; his most recent project is Westminster Abbey. He’ll share the process by which he sketches on site, and how his pen begins with before and after…

Our Chair will be Jeremy Musson, former architectural editor of Country Life, co-editor of The Country House Past, Present and Future and presenter of ‘The Curious House Guest’. He has recently advised on two historic estates with Repton landscapes, and also given advice on new country house and landscape projects.

Speaker Biographies

  • Jeremy Musson

    Jeremy Musson

    Jeremy is an architectural historian and consultant; his recent books include 'The Country House: Past, Present and Future', 'Secret Houses of the Cotswolds' and 'Robert Adam: Country House design, decoration and the art of elegance'. He is also a regular contributor to Country Life, World of Interiors, Art Newspaper and Historic House.

  • Ptolemy Dean

    Ptolemy Dean

    Ptolemy will be known to some as a historic buildings adviser on the BBC 2 'Restoration' series, serves on the National Trust Architectural Panel and Salisbury Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee. From 2012 he became the Surveyor of the Fabric at Westminster Abbey. He is the author of two books on the architect Sir John Soane and ‘Britain’s Buildings, Places and Spaces, The Unseen in the Every Day’.