Art Deco & All That Jazz
Date: Saturday 3 November - 2pm
Speaker: Eric Knowles
Although usually associated with the 1920s and '30s, the Art Deco style had already begun to emerge in France prior to the First World War. However, it was during the interwar years that the style, reaching full maturity, would be embraced across the world as the ultimate expression of modernity, elegance and refined taste. Art Deco design is redolent of the Jazz Age, conjuring images of society cocktail parties, the Charleston and Hollywood in this great but doomed era of excess. But this was also an age that saw momentous technological advances in engineering and transportation, and Art Deco is a feature, too, of the streamlined profiles of high-speed trains, ocean liners, and aircraft.
Within this talk TV antiques expert Eric Knowles provides a lavishly illustrated personal narrative and guide to this most alluring and enduring of styles.
About: Eric Knowles
Eric is an Accredited Lecturer of The Arts Society. He has broadcast for thirty years with the BBC's Antiques Roadshow and has over twenty five years' experience lecturing to museums and galleries around the world, including the V&A, British Museum and Ashmolean Museum, along with countless antique societies in the UK.