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Art, design & empire: contemporary artists and the legacy of empire

The rise and fall of empire has been crucial to Britain's history and it also influenced art and design on many levels in Britain and the colonies. In this video, contemporary artists Lubaina Himid, Jane Adam and Yinka Shonibare discuss how empire and cultural exchange has influenced and shaped British design.

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Art in China - Oxford History of Art (Paperback)

Art in China - Oxford History of Art (Paperback)

China boasts a history of art lasting over 5,000 years and embracing a huge diversity of forms - objects of jade, lacquer and porcelain, painted scrol…

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Game: Luxury Time

Are you worthy? Do you have the skill and focus to take on our challenge of making three luxury objects in our online game?

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Event - Art Nouveau: Untrammelled by Convention, from High Art to Advertising

Fri 15 January 2016–Fri 11 March 2016

8 WEEK SHORT COURSE: Art Nouveau was the first self-consciously modern style: decorative, dramatic and daring. It had an international appeal which made it the most pervasive influence in art, craft, architecture and design throughout the turbulent years of the turn of the nineteenth century.

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