Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685–1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope o…

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Event - The Classical World and Classical Revivals

Tue 13 January 2015 10:30

10 WEEK COURSE: The civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome have provided a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for European art, design and architecture from the 15th-century right up to the present day. This course celebrates the opening of the V&A’s outstanding new galleries – Europe 1600-1800 – by exploring the key elements of Classicism, and their re-interpretation and revival in later times.

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