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Surrealism & design

Surrealism is one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. The term was first coined in 1917 by the art critic and poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and in 1924 it was used by André Breton to describe a politically radical movement that aimed to change perceptions of the world.

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Surrealism & fashion reading list

Recommended reading about surrealism and fashion.

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Surreal semi-synthetics

The exhibition focuses on the work of Surrealist artists and designers active before 1939 and follows their careers after the war

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Interactive: Skirt & Jumper by Mary Quant

This outfit, remade in 1973, with its belt adapted to become a halter-neck fastening, is a good example of Quant's practical ingenuity and surreal vision.

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Horst: Photographer of Style - About the Exhibition

The exhibition will display Horst’s best known photographs alongside unpublished and rarely exhibited vintage prints, conveying the diversity of his output, from surreal still lifes to portraits of Hollywood stars, nudes and nature studies to documentary pictures of the Middle East.

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The Twentieth Century: Masters of Modern Architecture and Design

24 WEEK COURSE: From Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright, from Art Deco to Post-Modernism, this new, two-term course explores the major movements and practitioners associated with 20th-century design. It examines architecture and design against the backdrop of the myriad manifestations of social, economic and technological change. Beginning with the origins of the Modern Movement in the years prior to WW1, it provides a chronological and contextual survey of the century's principal styles - including ...

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The Shock of the New: The History of the Avant-Garde in Art and Design

10 WEEK COURSE: Originally used to describe the vanguard of an advancing army, the term Avant-Garde now defines a group of artists or writers whose work is innovative and ahead of its time. It is most often associated with figures such as Picasso, Duchamp and Dali, the pioneers of Cubism and Dada, who not only developed revolutionary approaches to art, but who were also strongly anti-establishment. Today, however, the term has become ubiquitous and virtually ...

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Art in fashion reading list

Recommended reading about art in fashion

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Past Exhibitions and Displays 2007

Listings of past major exhibitions, displays and installations that opened in the V&A in 2007.

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20th-century designers (Italy) reading list

A brief reading list of Italian based 20th century designers.

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20th-century designers (French-based) reading list

‘Recommended reading about French-based 20th century designers

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Art Nouveau and the Erotic

Art Nouveau (1890-1914) appeared during a period of radical change in Europe, as growing urbanization and political unrest forced a transformation of individual consciousness and collective society. Drawing on history, nature, symbolism and craft movements from around the world, Art Nouveau design found its expression in domestic objects, and thus brought its ideologies into the most intimate corners of human life.

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Artists' Books: Interviews with Artists

Artists' book makers Jackie Batey, Sarah Bodman, John Dilnot, Susan Johanknecht, Angela Lorenz and Marshall Weber talk about their work.

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Garments worn by Marit Allen

These four outfits were worn by Marit Allen in the 1960s, when she was a key figure in the world of 1960s British fashion.

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Fashion in 1960s London

This section explores the development of Sixties fashion from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, linking it to London's different fashion districts.

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