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20th-Century Design Styles

20th-Century Design Styles

During the 20th century, art and design was inescapably influenced by politics. Modernism and Art Deco were a reaction to the horrors of the First World War. Later, artists responded to the end of World War II and the fear and suspicion brought on by the Cold War tensions between East and West.

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A to Z of Style (Clothbound Hardback)

A to Z of Style (Clothbound Hardback)

I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that'…

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Event - Fascinating Footwear: Short History of Shoes

Wed 30 September 2015–Fri 02 October 2015

SHORT COURSE: Explore the rich and fascinating history of Shoes from the introduction of the humble sandal in ancient times to the ever higher heels and flamboyant styles of the present day. Highpoints include the pointed shoes of the middle ages when the length of the toe was an indication of status, and the emergence of the heel, first for men and then for women in the later Renaissance period.

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