The Twentieth Century: Masters of Modern Architecture and Design

Promotional image for The Twentieth Century: Masters of Modern Architecture and Design

Additional Information

  • What:
  • When:
  • Where:
    Seminar Room 1

24 WEEK COURSE: From Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright, from Art Deco to Post-Modernism, this new, two-term course explores the major movements and practitioners associated with 20th-century design.

It examines architecture and design against the backdrop of the myriad manifestations of social, economic and technological change. Beginning with the origins of the Modern Movement in the years prior to WW1, it provides a chronological and contextual survey of the century's principal styles - including Art Deco, Surrealism, Bauhaus, Scandinavian Modern, Pop, Contemporary and Post-Modernism.

The course also highlights the contribution and influence of key practitioners such as Victor Horta, J-E Ruhlman, Le Corbusier, and Eileen Gray, and considers the impact of new materials and technology on furniture, textiles, architecture and decoration. Additional themes include retail and advertising, international exhibitions, and fashion and identity.

Led by Christine Lalumia, Design Historian and CEO, Contemporary Applied Art.


24 weeks, Thursdays, 25 September 2014 – 26 March 2015
(Half term: 18, 25 December & 1, 8 January)

£1,200 for two terms, £1,000 concessions
£730 per term, £550 concessions

Tickets are available for the second term.

Past Event

Tickets are no longer available for this event