Sensuous Surfaces: The Art Deco Interior

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  • Thursday 3 February 2011 - 14:30 until 15:30

The era of Art Deco spanned the boom of the roaring 1920s and the bust of the 1930s Depression. It was the style of the flapper girl and the factory, the luxury ocean liner and the skyscraper, the fantasy world of Hollywood and the real world of the Harlem Renaissance. Art Deco affected all forms of design, from the fine and decorative arts to fashion, film, photography, transport and product design. But perhaps its greatest impact was seen in interior design – homes, offices and leisure spaces across the world were transformed. This lecture explores the Art Deco interior from its height in 1920s France to the Jazz Age of America in the 1930s, and examines how Art Deco met the demand for pleasure and escape in the inter-war period.

Lecture by Ghislaine Wood

Venue details

Wallace Collection Hertford House, Manchester Square, LONDON London W1U 3BN 020 7563 9500 www.wallacecollection.org