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Surrey Network Study Day – The Development of British Style – Paul Atterbury
19 November, 2021 @ 09:30 – 16:00
“THE DEVELOPMENT OF BRITISH STYLE +
DESERT ISLAND ANTIQUES + LIFE ON THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW” by Paul Atterbury
From the 1870s the British domestic house and its contents changed almost beyond recognition, reflecting the social and economic revolution that paved the way for the modern world of today. Many factors contributed to this change, from William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement, to the rise of the department store, suburban living, the garden and the emancipation of women. After the First World War, the pace of change increased, prompting rapid stylistic development, from 1920s and 1930s Art Deco to the modernism of the 1950s and 1960s and the style wars of the late 20th century. The first two talks consider architecture, interior and domestic design and the products that reflected the fashions of the time. In the process they show how the last 150 years have determined the way we live now.
Paul Atterbury has been involved all his life in the world of art and antiques, as a writer, historian, collector and exhibition curator. The two talks in the afternoon offer an insight into his life, his enthusiasms and his time as a member of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow team of experts.
10.00 The Arts and Crafts House and Garden
11.00 Coffee / Tea
11.30 At Home in the 20th Century
12.30 Lunch – Bring-Your-Own – Tea / Coffee available
1.30 Paul Atterbury’s Desert Island Antiques
2.30 Tea / Coffee
3.00 Life on the Antiques Roadshow
Speaker – Paul Atterbury is a writer, lecturer, historian, curator and broadcaster specialising in the art, architecture, design and social history of the 19th and 20th centuries. As a writer he has written or edited over 50 books, covering art, antiques and design, travel, canals and railways, history and the First World War. Paul has curated exhibitions for the Victoria & Albert Museum and for other institutions in Britain and the USA and he has worked on the Antiques Roadshow since 1990.
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