Mid-Century Modern

Weekend course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Saturday 6 June 2020 – Sunday 7 June 2020

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Seminar Room 1

  • Course price £147.00 - £195.00

  • Call +44 (0)20 7942 2000 to book

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Portrait of Course Leader  Dominic Bradbury

Course Leader
Dominic Bradbury

Dominic Bradbury is a writer and journalist who contributes to many magazines and newspapers in the UK and around the world, including The Telegraph, The Times and The Financial Times. His many books include Mid-Century Modern Complete, The Iconic House and The Iconic Interior. He is a regular guest lecturer at the V&A.

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Course overview

Few periods of design inspire such interest and affection as Mid-Century Modern. The houses, interiors, furniture and decorative pieces of the 1950s and 1960s are infused with a spirit of warmth and playfulness, as well as being so innovative in their use of form, materials and colour. The endearing character of pioneering post-war design continues to make it fresh and relevant today, with many Mid-Century classics finding their way into contemporary interiors and current designers finding vibrant sources of inspiration in the work of the masterful innovators of the period.

Mid-Century Modern is a new weekend course led by writer, journalist and lecturer Dominic Bradbury, the author of the landmark book Mid-Century Modern Complete, published by Thames & Hudson. The course provides an introduction to the period and a comprehensive overview, with lectures covering a spectrum of design, including Houses & Interiors, Furniture, Glass & Ceramics, Textiles, Lighting, Graphics & Posters and Product Design. Eight sessions have been arranged over two days, providing a wide ranging and international overview of all things Mid-Century Modern.


Further Information

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

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Weekend course: Mid-Century Modern

6 June 2020 - 7 June 2020

£147.00 - £195.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

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