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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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Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s

Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the '40s and '50s

Horrockses Fashions was one of most respected ready-to-wear labels of the late 40s and 50s. Founded in 1946 the company concentrated on the production…

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Animation: Cinderella's Shoes

This beautiful animation explores the well-loved story of Cinderella as it has been told across the globe for Centuries.

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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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