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This major exhibition explores how the Art Deco style shaped the modern seaside during the 1920s and 30s.

In a new age of mass tourism, new coastal resorts were built and existing resorts modernised using the Art Deco style while the networks of transport – by road, rail, sea and air – met the needs of the modern traveller.

The show celebrates iconic examples of seaside architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks, to piers, cinemas and lidos, and reveals how Art Deco became the key style for pleasure, leisure and entertainment.

Through some 130 works including paintings, posters, brochures, drawings, photographs, fashion, furniture, ceramics and textiles, the exhibition explores the sports, activities and amusements of the seaside between the wars.

Prints & drawingsModern artEast Anglia


Sainsbury Centre

University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ

01603 593199

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