Short course
Art Deco

Thursday 27 September 2018 - Thursday 6 December 2018

  • Thursday 27 September 2018 - Thursday 6 December 2018

  • Seminar Room 5

  • Course price £380.00 - £472.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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

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Discover the delights of Art Deco, the most distinctive and elegant of international, inter-war styles. You will explore new directions in painting, the rise of the machine aesthetic and the growing interest in ancient Egyptian, Aztec and Mayan cultures and the arts of Africa and Japan.

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Christine Lalumia

Course Leader Christine Lalumia

Christine Lalumia lectures widely and writes on design, art and garden histories with a particular interest in cultural context. A consultant lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, she was previously the deputy director of The Geffrye, Museum of the Home, London for 21 years. Christine is now Executive Director of Contemporary Applied Arts.

The consistent high quality of the speakers and the variety of topics are outstanding. The short courses are inspiring and rewarding. 2017/18 Short Course Student

Course Overview

Art Deco was a modern style, using new materials like aluminium, Bakelite and chrome. It was also a luxury style, encompassing exclusive handmade goods for wealthy connoisseurs, featuring exquisite craftsmanship and rare, often ‘exotic’ materials. This course examines key figures such as Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Paul Poiret, Sonia Delaunay and Rene Lalique, and themes including exhibitions, skyscrapers, exoticism, performance, and streamlining.


Further information

• This course has a Half Term break on 25 October • Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Short course: Art Deco

27 September 2018 - 6 December 2018

£380.00 - £472.00

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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