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18th-Century Design Styles

18th-Century Design Styles

With fashions such as Baroque and Rococo, the 18th century saw an increase in opulenct and luxurious design. Meanwhile artists and architects were also looking to the past, both Medieval times and the classical world, and to new trade partners in East Asia..

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Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

A study of 18th-century British sculpture, lavishly illustrated with works of art from the V&A and J. Paul Getty Museums, private collections and chur…

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Gallery Talk: Comfortable Living in 18th-century Europe

Thu 17 March 2016 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: Led by Assistant Curator Elizabeth Bisley, this tour of the newly-opened Europe 1600-1815 galleries will look at changing attitudes to comfort and privacy in 17th and 18th century Europe.

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