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THE LONDON COURSE: LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY / THE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF GEORGIAN LONDON

The recovery of London expanded at a rapid pace after the Great Fire. As the city at the heart of the Age of Enlightenment, it was a consumer society par excellence with wealth and squalor side by side. It was a rough and ready time, elegant and refined: a time of passionate preaching and riotous disorder. This is the time of Robert
Adam, Canaletto, William Hogarth and the Mob, and the course will illustrate the life that Londoners lived in every stratum of society.


THE CRAFTSMANSHIP OF GEORGIAN LONDON (LECTURE)

The consumer society demanded quality of craftsmanship in all elements of private décor. There were new careers established by producers of refined elements of furnishings, porcelain, pictures and fashion, related to highly organized retail outlets in Bond Street, Oxford Street and the Strand. Outstanding were immigrant groups as the Huguenot silk-and-silver-workers. We will see
the fascinating evidence of trade cards, and the new pressures brought on the craftsmen by the fashionable consumption of tea, coffee and chocolate.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

21 November 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£42

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