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Art Deco

1910-1939

This education resource accompanies the exhibition Art Deco 1910–1939 (2008) which comprised more than 300 works across a range of media including photography, fashion, film, architecture and jewellery. Spanning the boom of the roaring Twenties and the Depression–ridden 1930s, Art Deco came to epitomise all the glamour, opulence and hedonism of the Jazz age. The resource explores characteristics of Art Deco and its influence through three selected objects in the exhibition: the Cord 812 Westchester sedan, a ‘flapper’ dress, and a recreation of the foyer of the Strand Palace Hotel, one of the most celebrated interiors in London. A series of questions and learning activities are provided for each object to assist student learning.

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