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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 - American Art and Design: 1850 - 2000

Tue 23 September 2014 14:00

EIGHT WEEK COURSE: For much of the 20th-century, American culture, images and products led the world. The skyscraper, the Coca-Cola bottle, Andy Warhol’s soup cans and other iconic objects became global symbols of progress, prosperity and cultural and commercial power.

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