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Art Deco and Modernism: Iconic culture in the inter-war years (1918-1939)

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Decorative Movement, Modernism or ‘moderne’;, later described as ‘Art Deco’;, was based on classical and other influences, including Egyptian – after the 1922 opening of Tutankhamun’;s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnaervon .

The distinctive iconic style of space, light and speed, vibrant with colour, its modern designs full of sharp patterns, was also described as “jazzy” and it utilised modern technology and innovations such as plastic, chrome, aluminium and electricity. Smooth lines and geometric patterns featured on architecture, advertising, fashion, jewellery, furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, metalware, technology and influenced cinema.

The distinctive ‘Modernist’; style dominated all aspects of domestic and cultural life and was notable for its architectural and design features. The elegant style was used to furnish homes in a new and exciting fashion.

Illustrated with colourful powerpoint slideshows and illustrations.

N.B. History courses may contain outdated attitudes, cultural depictions and language which cause offence today. They have to be viewed from an historic perspective. When discussing the content these views are not those of the tutor.

Tutor Sarah Tobias. This course runs on a Tuesday evening 1830-2030

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