Monday, January 24, 2011

Mirror, Chrome, and Gin Fizz: Art Deco in Britain

On March 1st, Emily Eerdmans will be in DC to talk for the National Institute for Classical Architecture. Cohosted by the prestigous Royal Oak Foundation, the lecture will take place at the National Trust for Historic Preservation at 1785 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Emily is a natural choice to speak on art deco as she wrote the excellent book Regency Redux. More recently, she wrote the book on Madeleine Castaing that I got for Christmas and was unable to put down!
Specifically, Emily will be discussing art deco design in Britain. While not as prevalent there as elsewhere, she will cite and talk on examples such as the Cunard ship, The Queen Mary, Claridges hotel in London, Coleton Fishacre and Eltham Palace (seen above).
Tickets are $35 ($25 for members) and are available by emailing alissa.ardito@gmail.com.
Hope to see you there!

12 comments:

David Toms said...

Oh, How I wish I was in DC to go as I adore art deco. She is referencing some of the best examples of British Art Deco ever!

quintessence said...

Oh I so wish I could attend this lecture - it sounds fabulous! I'm of course a fan of Emily's and have been following her wonderful adventures in London. And adore what Royal Oak does as well - in fact I wrote a piece about them a while back. Will look forward to reading your reprise of what is surely to be a marvelous event!

The Devoted Classicist said...

What fabulous doors! I am mad for a Greek Key motif anyway, but this is a particularly innovative use.

We are looking forward to EEE's visit to Memphis later this year!

The Devoted Classicist said...

What fabulous doors! I am mad for a Greek Key motif anyway, but this is a particularly innovative use.

We are looking forward to EEE's visit to Memphis later this year!

home before dark said...

Jealous! Jealous! Jealous! Sounds so wonderful. You'll have to file a report with your readers. I, too, am a fan of Emily's books. I had to wait until my garden chores were done last fall before I could dive in. It was a wonderful read. If you want to join the cult of Castaing, I think the dapper AD needs to add some leopard to his apartment...or his wardrobe. Leopard socks, perhaps?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

HBD - would love leopard socks -if only i could find them!

Anonymous said...

wish I was there! all my favorite things in one place - KDM

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The Matters of Style Girls said...

That sound fabulous. I assume you are going! I may have to get in on this one!
AB

Karena said...

Stefan I am thrilled with Art Deco always!

Emily came to Kansas City for a book signing and I adore her signed tome on Madeleine Castaing...wish I could be there!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

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Come and see....

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Austen Redman said...

I have been to Eltham Palace twice. It is a fascinating mixture of styles (a bit like San Simeon). The circular hall just glimpsed through the doors shown is one of the most radical modern interiors of its period, but just down the corridor is the medieval great hall.