Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

In the 13th and 14th centuries, the making and buying of art was increasingly concentrated in towns and cities. In the area around Paris known as the Ile-de-France, a new style of art developed. Because of its supposedly Germanic character, this style was called ‘Gothic’.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

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Tiles and Tilework (Paperback)

Tiles and Tilework (Paperback)

A lavishly illustrated survey of the use of tiles in interior design through the ages, from the Gothic through to Art Deco and the Omega Workshops in …

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Event - The English Country House

Tue 01 July 2014 11:00

4 WEEK SHORT COURSE: This course explores the architecture, interiors and decoration of the greatest country houses of England, ranging from the Medieval manor, to the Jacobean powerhouse, the Georgian mansion, and the Gothic Revival castle.

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