The Art Deco style originated in France and was showcased at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. This exciting new style soon developed into an international style in western Europe and the United States during the 1930s. This course will look at how British designers embraced art deco through architecture, interior design, ceramics, glass and many other ways. We will discuss why the art deco style went out of fashion and how it was replaced by the new new 'Contemporary' style in the fifties. We will consider how mass production influenced design following the Second World War and how the mid century landmark the Festival of Britain, staged in London, in 1951 promoted the ‘Contemporary’ style. Andrew Casey is a published author of the subject including Twentieth Century Ceramic Designers in Britain (2002) and Art Deco Ceramics (2008) and has lectured at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Morley College in London.
This is a WEA course
Course Code: To be confirmed
Course Fee: (ten weeks) To be confirmed
To enrol: email enrolonline.wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464