Art Deco in the V&A Design Tour

Art Deco in the V&A Design Tour

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 13th Jun 2018

From Clarice Cliff’s bold ceramic patterns and shapes to Egyptian-inspired fashion accessories celebrating ‘King Tut’ mania, Art Deco design has never shied away from modern materials or strong geometrical lines. Understatement is certainly not a word which can ever be associated with this distinctive and striking decorative style. Flourishing during the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco design quickly captured the eyes and ears of the whole wide world. Synonymous with the Machine Age and Modernity, this new medium embraced the demands of the people for severe functionality and sophisticated glamour.

Using the V&A’s vast collection of exhibits as a lavish backdrop for our museum exploration, we will not only trace the origins of Art Deco design but also have a look at the movement’s best expressions via the medium of ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewellery and fashion. Highlights of the tour include a large ceramic frieze depicting the history of pottery throughout the ages, stunning bijous crafted by the ‘Architect of the Jewel’ as well as a bronze relief and silver fire basket associated with a scandalous ménage à trois that set the tongues of society on fire during the Roaring Twenties.

Cost: £12


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website or send an email to yannick.pucci@gmail.com

2018-06-13 2018-06-13 Europe/London Art Deco in the V&A Design Tour Come explore the V&A's Art Deco collection. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/06/13/art-deco-in-the-va-design-tour-174456 Victoria and Albert Museum,Cromwell Road, London, London,

See more events on the same day or today, tomorrow or rest of Jun


Location

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Cromwell Road, London,
London,
SW7 2RL

Google Map of Victoria and Albert Museum

Nearest tube and train stations to Victoria and Albert Museum

District
Piccadily
Circle
District
Piccadily
Circle
Piccadily

More local events coming soon

Free  
The Apollo Victoria Theatre are opening their doors to celebrate their history and design.
12:00 AM
Free  
The vicar of St John's Church will appear before his congregation on a horse in the well established St John's tradition known as Horseman's Sunday.
10:00 AM
£4  
An annual summer event featuring around 170 stands and over 10,000 teddy bears for sale.
10:30 AM
Free  
Join historian Philip Walker to explore the Arab Revolt of 1916-18.
11:30 AM
Free  
Andrew Breer will discuss the development of British artillery in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
11:30 AM
Free  
Author Gavin Mortimer discusses the history of the Special Boat Squadron.
11:30 AM
Free  
Join social historian Tessa Boase to hear the intriguing untold story of women, birds, hats – and votes.
1:00 PM
Free  
Discover the story of the Cathedral Church of Westminster which was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley.
2:00 PM
Free  
Discover the story of the Cathedral Church of Westminster which was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley.
2:00 PM
Free  
Discover the story of the Cathedral Church of Westminster which was designed in the Early Christian Byzantine style by the Victorian architect John Francis Bentley.
2:00 PM
Free  
A tour of Victoria are looking at its recent regeneration.
4:30 PM
Free  
A lecture looking at how the design of military uniforms has influenced mainstream clothing design.
5:30 PM
Free  
Author Jon-Jon gives you a detailed look into the amazing world of Tigers!
6:00 PM
Free  
Meet unicyclists, magicians, clowns, stilt walkers and mime artists as you go behind the scenes to uncover the technical skill and scientific know-how that creates the thrill of a day at the circus.
6:45 PM
£18  
Join journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright as he charts the evolution of Pyongyang as the showcase capital of the "socialist fairyland"
7:00 PM
£15  
From his unique position on the front row to history, Chris Jackson will discuss what it is like to photograph the Royal Family.
7:00 PM
£15  
A one woman show will transport you back to the London of The Belle Époque.
7:00 PM
£10  
This hour and a half tour takes place at dusk, as London's bats are coming out to play.
8:00 PM