This intensive five-day course immerses participants in the richness and variety of objects, interiors and architecture in Europe between the late seventeenth century and the Second World War. Charting the evolution of taste and style from the Baroque and Rococo, through the Neoclassical, Aesthetic, and Arts and Crafts movements, to Art Nouveau and Art Deco, it explores successive phases of design in furniture, ceramics, glass and metalwork. In addition, it provides an understanding of broader historical and cultural contexts, besides considering materials, techniques and craftsmanship.
Designed as both a refresher for dealers, decorators and collectors, as well as a comprehensive overview for newcomers and decorative arts enthusiasts, the course provides a panoramic overview of five centuries of creativity and innovation in design and interiors.
This course includes:
- Expert lectures with time for questions and discussion
- Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury
- Networking opportunities with faculty and fellow participants
- Certificate of participation on completion of the course