NEWS

Latest news from the Decorative Arts Society

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of The Four

Thursday 07 June 2018

In dealing with a group of artists – Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, and Herbert MacNair regarded as the initiators of ‘the Glasgow Style’ – Billcliffe set himself the complex task of...

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VIENNESE ATTRACTIONS 2018

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Vienna is always a city worth visiting, but during 2018 there are several exhibitions that might be an additional draw for members of the Decorative Arts Society. These include two shows at the...

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ACQUISITION GRANT AWARDED TO FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM

Friday 11 May 2018

An Acquisition Grant from the DAS contributed to the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge’s purchase of a partial coffee set by the Shelley Potteries, Staffordshire. This iconic ‘Deco’...

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Symposium: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Tuesday 01 May 2018

Court Barn Museum is hosting a symposium on the Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds on June 8 and 9, 2018.  The Museum was set up in 2006 to tell the story of craft and design in the north Cotswolds...

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UPDATE ON THE IVORY DEBATE

Monday 16 April 2018

Members will doubtless have followed the unfolding debate about works of art made of or including ivory, and the issue of trade in ivory was outlined in our Newsletter No. 113. On 3 April,...

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Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery

Monday 26 March 2018

Combining sumptuous photography with scholarly essays, this book is a heavyweight in more than one sense. As one might expect of a collaboration between the Yale Centre for British Art and the...

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Damozels & Deities: Edward Burne-Jones, Henry Holiday & Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870-1898

Wednesday 14 March 2018

This lavish hardback volume is a sequel to Angels & Icons: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1850–1870 (2012). This study of the British Aesthetic Movement ends with 1898 and the death of Burne-Jones,...

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Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

Wednesday 14 March 2018

This substantial and rather timely book accompanies an ambitious exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (17 September 2017–1 April 2018), the first full exploration of the deep cultural...

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Women Jewellery Designers

Tuesday 27 February 2018

This book, focusing on women jewellery designers of the 20th century, is an attractive addition to a recent flurry of books on jewellery. It begins with an introduction and a short word on the...

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Hope For Beauty: Denise Wren Exhibition

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Denise Wren (1891-1979) was the first woman studio potter in the UK. Kingston Museum Art Gallery’s current exhibition focuses on ceramics, textile and wallpaper designs relating to her pioneering...

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