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Event date
Friday, May 22, 2015 - 10:00 to 18:30
The Open University, Milton Keynes

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Le Corbusier’s Pavilion for Zurich uses numerous handwritten documents, drawings, and papers to trace the history of Le Corbusier’s last built work. This dwelling, which is also a museum, was initiated by Zürich gallery owner Heidi Weber. With its abstract forms and colors, it represents an intellectual legacy of the famous architect in which the further development of architecture as envisaged by Le Corbusier is clearly legible.

In Le Corbusier: Secret Photographer Tim Benton reflects on the famous architect’s use of photography, starting with the young Charles-Edouard Jeanneret’s attempts to take professional photographs during his travels in central Europe, the Balkans, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. While Le Corbusier always claimed that he saw no virtue in taking photographs, he actually bought three cameras and took several hundred photographs between 1907 and 1917, many of them of publishable quality.

Event date
Friday, May 6, 2011 - 23:00
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross street, London EC1M 6EJ

Discussions from session 3 and 4

There are 2 parts to this video: 1. A discussion lasting about 2 minutes chaired by Prof Tim Benton on "Re-appraising the Neo-Georgian 1880-1970 with Stephen Hague, Paul Ranogajec, Ian Lochhead, Gerry Adler and Harry Charrington. 2. A discussion lasting about 22 minutes chaired by Dr Elizabeth McKellar on "Mediating the Neo-Georgian 1920-1970" with Elizabeth Darling, Julia Scalzo and Susie West

Event date
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 23:00
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art London, The Gallery 70 Cowcross Street London

Re-appraising the Neo-Georgian 1880-1970

An International Conference organised by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, English Heritage, The Open University and the Twentieth Century Society.

Convened by Dr Julian Holder, English Heritage & Dr Elizabeth McKellar, Open University.

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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 15:00
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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 11:00
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Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 10:00
in Ruthin, Denbighshire

A Ruthin Craft Centre study day in partnership with the Open University. Anni Albers (1899-1994) is one of the best-known textile artists of the twentieth century. Her influential work also included prints, wall hangings and jewellery. To coincide with the opening of two complimentary exhibitions at Ruthin Craft Centre, this study day will look at Anni Albers’ innovatory work and her remarkable legacy. Speakers will include design historians and a new generation of artists inspired by her work. Speakers: Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator, Josef and Anni Albers Foundation

Art Deco was the style that swept across the globe during the 1920s and 1930s and created the defining look of the interwar years. Its influence was ubiquitous: it transformed the skylines of cities as diverse as New York and Shanghai; it touched the design of everything - from cinemas and Hollywood films to the packaging of cigarettes, from evening wear and accessories to luxury liners and locomotives. It was the style of hedonism, of indulgence, of mass consumption, though it originated before the First World War in the luxurious one-off masterwork or the limited edition piece.

Event date
Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 13:00

Tim Benton, Sophie Howarth, Paul Wood, Gill Perry and Achim Borchardt-Hume, Discussion 1  This study day explores Utopian beliefs in the power of culture to transform both the individual and society at large


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