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Roger Burrows Book Cover“The Quest for Beauty” presents examples of ancient art and architecture designed to elevate and enhance the human experience. Where ‘beauty’ is considered to be a quality that falls between logic and emotion and where the best examples of ‘beauty’ impact perception and emotions on multiple levels. The ‘Quest ‘ represents the pathways to ‘beauty’ explored by artists and architects of the Neolithic period through Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the early years of Islam and the European Renaissance through to the present. Roger’s goal is to share what he knows about the design methods and objectives of the ‘Quest’ –  so that today’s artists and architects can combine the concepts with new materials, new technologies and new ideas to meet the art, design and architectural challenges of the future.

Roger Burrows’ latest book, “3D Thinking in Design and Architecture from Antiquity to the Future,” published by Thames and Hudson Ltd., follows the development of ‘Visual Logic’ through time, from Neolithic petroglyphs and the ancient River Cultures, through the geometries of the Pythagoreans, the Celts and early Islam – all the way to the present and to a possible future.

Roger BurrowsRoger Burrows is a technology developer, a mathematician and an inventor. His many books include “The Crystal Cave,” with Sir Roger Penrose and the “Altair Design” book series with Dr. Ensor Holiday. He has lectured in Europe, the USA, and in the UK – most recently in Stockholm at the Bridges 2018 conference and at the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco. He was raised in Worcestershire and attended the Universities of Sussex and London. Roger has travelled extensively spending time in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, the USA, China, Australia and Southern Asia. He now lives in the mountains of Park City, Utah, USA with his wife Lauren.

Roger Burrows and The Quest for Beauty is brought to the Goods Shed in conjunction with

Yellow Lighted Bookshop

Copies of his books will be available on the night


Ancient Design Workshop with Roger Burrows in Association with McGregor & Michael

(Designers and makers of high quality hand stitched leather goods)

at Tetbury Market Hall on Thursday 14th February starting at 10am

This workshop offers a rare opportunity to learn from Roger Burrows. It introduces design principles used in antiquity to create ‘meaningful and functional’ surface designs and architectural structures.

Depending upon the interests of those attending, participants can look at one or two design methodologies chosen from the following historic periods: Neolithic, Ancient Greek, Celtic, Early Islamic – or any featured in Roger’s latest book. You will only be looking at ancient design systems that are meaningful and functional at all levels: communicating, exercising logic or perception and otherwise enhancing the human experience.

Given the shortage of time printed ‘starter’ sheets, using design systems of a number of ancient cultures, will be available so that attendees will be able, more or less and if they want to, to complete ‘end’ designs during the workshop. Attendees with skills in drawing or with something like Adobe Illustrator, if they bring their laptops, may be able to apply principles more quickly.  Paper, pens, pencils, drawing equipment will be available but please bring your own if you wish. Roger will show images, movie clips and animations to illustrate ancient design principles.

Please follow this link to book your place:https://leathercourses.co.uk/shop/an-ancient-design-workshop-with-roger-burrows-2019/

Thursday 14th February 2019   10.00 am to 4.00 pm.  £30 ( to include a light lunch) at Tetbury Market Hall


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