Art Deco swept across Europe and America in the 1920s, bringing with it a transformation in design. From brightly coloured, geometric patterns on fabrics, wallpapers and in book illustration to the soaring, elegant lines of New York skyscrapers, Art Deco helped to introduce Modernism to a mass audience. Fashion design too was affected by the new style, bringing with it beaded ‘flapper’ dresses, fabulous handbags and bias-cut dresses. Hollywood was quick to reflect the new style, perhaps best epitomised in the films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. This Study Day gives an overview of Art Deco style and design and also looks at the movement’s legacy today.
Cost: £45.00 inc. refreshments on arrival and at morning break and a hot two-course lunch.
Discount parking at nearby Talbot St car park (present token to reception) OR discounted tram tickets included.
10.00 Registration + refreshments
10.30 Session 1
11.30 Break and refreshments
11.50 Session 2
2.00 – 3.00 Session 3
An application form can be downloaded here.
Sally is going to bring with her some items from the Art Deco era to discuss in Session 3. She has said that if any of you have a piece of Art Deco, you are most welcome to bring it with you and she will try to give you more information about the piece and a guide to its valuation.