Classicism in Copenhagen & Beyond

Posted by Lani Summerville in Denmark .

May 28, 2020 - June 4, 2020


This seven-day tour will introduce you to the finest historical properties in Denmark including 18th century manor houses, royal residences and private gardens, exceptional museums and culminating with an introduction to the Danish Modern and such design giants as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen.

Much like neighboring Sweden, Denmark flourished artistically during the 18th century experiencing a Golden Age within the world of art, architecture and decorative arts. Two devastating fires during the 18th century left leading architects of the era with opportunity to rebuild the capitol of Copenhagen in the latest neo-classical style.

Discover both the Classical Copenhagen, at its peak during the 18th century with contributions by such architects as C.F. Hansen, known as Denmark’s Palladio and Gottlieb Bindesboll’s Thorvaldsen Museum, along side the 20th century Danish Modern. This seven-day tour will introduce you to the finest historical properties in Denmark including 18th century manor houses, royal residences and private gardens, exceptional museums and culminating with an introduction to the Danish Modern and such design giants as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen.

The tour is organized and led by Lani Summerville of Classical Excursions and sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art.

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