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early 20th century design in Norwich

Art Deco by the Sea

Sunday 09 February 2020Sunday 14 June 2020

Focusing on how Art Deco style and the French decorative influence shaped the modern British seaside during the 1920s and 30s. In a new age of mass tourism, new coastal resorts were built and existing resorts modernised using the Deco style while the networks of transport - by road, rail, sea and air - met the needs of the modern traveller. The show celebrates iconic examples of seaside architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks, to piers, cinemas and lidos, and reveals how Art Deco became the key style for pleasure, leisure and entertainment. Through some 130 works including paintings, posters, brochures, drawings, photographs, fashion, furniture, ceramics and textiles, the exhibition explores the sports, activities and amusements of the seaside between the wars.

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Keyword tags

Art Deco | decoration | design | paintings | posters


Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
University of East Anglia
Norwich Norfolk NR4 7TJ

phone 01603 593199
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