Art in the 1920s and 1930s: architecture and design
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VB809
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
After the First World War, architects and designers responded to the massive changes wrought, in a wide variety of ways: from the clean lines of Bauhaus design and the International Style in architecture to the exuberance of Art Deco.
The technological developments of the Industrial Revolution facilitated new visions of architecture and design on an international stage. Find out how the modernist style spread in both Europe and America, with a special focus upon developments in London.
See how the decorative arts responded to changes in society and the influence on fashion in this period.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Setting the scene: the interwar period
- Design movements of the period including Bauhaus and Art Deco
- The development of the Modernist style in architecture
- The expansion of London along the railways and the range of design influences on inter-war buildings.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Identify and describe the key design styles of this period
• Describe and explain the modernist features of architecture and the decorative arts
• Participate in discussions about the expansion of London and its design influences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught online with slide presentations and group discussions. Handouts will be provided by your tutor to support your learning on the course; these handouts will be available online/digitally for download, not printed out for you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You might wish to buy a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
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VB304 - Art in the 1920s and 1930s: Western art between the wars.
Julie Barlow has a degree in Art History/History from the University of Hull and an MPhil (Fine Arts) from the University of Birmingham. She has worked in a variety of roles at Leighton House, V&A and Tate Gallery before studying for a PGCE and moving into Museum Education. Julie has over twenty years of experience as a freelance lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery working on all areas of the Education Programme and also for the first ten years at the National Gallery and in the last decade at the Wallace Collection.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.