Organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Art Deco by Margaret Knight - SOLD OUT

Talk | Over-Seas House

Monday 9 May 2016 - 15:00 until 16:00

This Spring season's four lectures look at design and decorative-arts movements from the end of the 19th century until the 1940s.

Before the First World War, designers in France were already absorbing a rich mixture of ideas and techniques. Eighteenth-century French design, Japanese, African, Egyptian and pre-Columbian art, the Ballets Russes and Cubism all contributed to the luxurious and eclectic visual language that became known as Art Deco. By the late 1920s, new materials of The Machine Age were being absorbed into this glamorous international style, informing everything from the design of ocean liners to Hollywood movies.

You might also like to consider these lectures in the series (the last of which takes place at The Wallace Collection):

The Arts and Crafts movement in Britain

Art Nouveau 1900

1925 PARIS Arts Décoratifs Exhibition and its Influence on Design

This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

Over-Seas House

Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, SW1A 1LR

Entry details

£14 (includes coffee/tea and biscuits.)

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