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MARY SETON WATTS AND THE COMPTON POTTERY

Wednesday 05 February 2020

In this first biography of Mary Seton Watts (1849–1938), Hilary Calvert and Louise Boreham give a real insight into the running of the two art potteries where she translated her ideals into craft...

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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain; Bauhaus Goes West

Thursday 23 January 2020

From the British perspective, the two titles under review, along with Fiona MacCarthy’s biography of Walter Gropius, are the most noteworthy of the flood of books published to celebrate the 100th...

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DAS TRUSTEE PROFILE: ROBIN WYATT

Friday 03 January 2020

Although many of Robin Wyatt’s family were in the military, he opted for a career in architecture. During his three years as a student at the Architectural Association in the 1960s; modernism was...

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND: INVENTING A NEW WORLD

Thursday 19 December 2019

The current exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris pays tribute to a leading figure of 20th Century design, Charlotte Perriand. Perriand (1903-1999) was an architect and interior...

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Brangwyn’s “Pots”: Catalogue of Ceramics and Glassware

Thursday 28 November 2019

Although Frank Brangwyn RA (1867–1956) was a talented polymath, equally capable of producing paintings, murals, lithographs, etchings and woodcuts, and designs for stained glass, furniture, glass...

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DAS AWARDS TWO COLLECTION ACCESS GRANTS FOR AUTUMN 2019

Monday 04 November 2019

The Decorative Arts Society is delighted to announce two Collections Access Grants. One grant of £5000 has been awarded to Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead to create a permanent display of...

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BARD GRADUATE CENTER FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Two programmes at Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York are currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year. Designed to further the institution’s goal of promoting research in...

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DAS 2019 REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

Monday 21 October 2019

The Report of the Trustees and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 March 2019 is now available on the DAS website. During the year the Society awarded two Bursaries for Study Tours, three...

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SPIRIT OF INTERNATIONAL FAIRS CELEBRATED IN PARIS

Thursday 17 October 2019

L’Apothéose du Génie, an exhibition in Paris highlighting the ingenuity, creativity and skills of 19th century artists and craftsmen, has been extended until 23 November 2019. Organized by...

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The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

Monday 14 October 2019

Created to accompany an exhibition in the University of Texas at Austin, this work focuses on the response of American firms to the British Arts & Crafts Movement. It enlarges on the idea...

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