Paris - Design and architecture; Elegance is refusal: Corbusier, Cassandre and Chanel
Save the date: Alumni and guests are invited to join the Cambridge Society of Paris for a Glory Days of Paris Lecture, given by Mary Mc Auliffe - The artists and writers of the fabulous ‘20s and ‘30s.
Glory Days of Paris will consist of six lectures delivered over two years, 2019 and 2020, focusing on the Parisian literary and artistic world of the 1920s and ‘30s, with an introductory lecture to precede this period and a concluding lecture set in the ‘50s and ‘60s. The lectures will be held in iconic locations reflecting the topic of each lecture and, over and above, there will be ancillary events including themed walks, visits and exhibitions, in Paris and the UK.
When Parisians emerged from the horrors of the First World War, they witnessed a new world. A seismic change in every field from art and music to literature and transport. This lecture will explore the experimentation in architecture and design that led to Art Nouveau, Art Deco focusing on the architectural modernism of Le Corbusier, the striking graphics of Cassandre and the life of fashion icon Coco Chanel.
Chris Rogers who writes, speaks and creates tours about architecture and visual culture. His books include How to Read Paris; A crash course in Parisian architecture (Ivy Press, 2016) and How to Read London (Ivy Press, 2017) together with essays contributed to 30-Second Paris (Ivy Press, 2018).
Booking information will be provided soon.