Weekend course
Modernist Pioneers

Saturday 9 March 2019 - Sunday 10 March 2019

  • Saturday 9 March 2019 - Sunday 10 March 2019

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £147.00 - £195.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Journey back to the 20's and 30's, the birth of modernity itself. You will explore the designs, buildings and products of the period’s innovators, discovering the profound stylistic and aesthetic shifts that define this seminal period of 20th century design.

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Dominic Bradbury

Course Leader Dominic Bradbury

Dominic Bradbury is a writer and journalist specialising in design and architecture. He writes for many magazines and newspapers in the UK and internationally, including The Telegraph, The Times and The Financial Times. His many books include The Iconic House and Mid-Century Modern Complete, with a number of new titles planned for 2018 and 2019.

I thoroughly enjoyed the quality, content and range of objects explored in the weekend courses. 2017/18 course student

Course Overview

Divided into a range of key subject areas, this course begins by examining some of the key houses of the early modernist period by architects such as Alvar Aalto, Richard Neutra and Gerrit Rietveld. Other sessions are devoted to the new furniture of the 20's and 30's, which made great use of fresh materials such as plywood and tubular steel, as well as glass and ceramics that stepped away from the ornate exoticism of the Art Deco style. You will also explore lighting, graphic design and the increasingly important sector of industrial design, including the new wave of functional consumer products and streamlined cars.


Further Information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Weekend course: Modernist Pioneers

9 March 2019 - 10 March 2019

£147.00 - £195.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)