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Study Day on Art Nouveau Anthea Streeter Tuesday 18 February 2020

The United Reform Church, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, RH8 0AA

Study Day starts at 9.30am

Art Nouveau was the first attempt to create an international modern style. It had its fullest flowering on the European Continent at the turn of the 20th century.  The Study Day is broken into three parts:

The first lecture begins with examples of Art Nouveau set alongside pieces from the following Art Deco period, so that a clear distinction can be made between the two styles. 

In the second lecture, we move on to Paris.  The new store “Maison de l’Art Nouveau” and the 1900 Paris World Fair gave a focus to leading designers.  Rene Lalique’s naturalistic jewellery and Hector Guimard’s organic forms for the entrances to the Paris Metro stations encapsulate Art Nouveau.  

After lunch, we look at Gaudi’s fantastical, colourful “modernisme” in Barcelona, the different manifestation of Art Nouveau: the rectilinear forms of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Scotland and his Austrian contemporaries, Olbrich and Hoffman..  We close with the important Palais Stoclet in Brussels, where the organic forms of Art Nouveau are left behind and begin to reflect the luxury of Art Deco ‘de luxe’.

Anthea Streeter – studied the Fine and Decorative Arts in London and continued her studies at Harvard University.  It was whilst at Harvard, where there was great enthusiasm for American design that she became interested in 20th century architecture.  Since returning from America Anthea has taught on courses in Oxford and London, lectured on the Country House course in Sussex and for several private groups around the country.