Thu 8 November, 3.30pm
Hot drinks and cake served from 3pm and lecture starts at 3.30pm.
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
TICKETS: £18, booking essential.
Marking the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth, this illustrated talk by Dr Antony Buxton will explore the nature of Mackintosh’s work and legacy in the wider context of the decorative arts of the late 19th and early 20th century. The purity of line, form and colour in the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh can seem to stand as the work of timeless genius.
Were his designs a unique vision or the result of collaboration and part of a wider response to the impoverishment of the arts by industrialisation, social convention and commercialisation? Dr Buxton is Lecturer on design and art history, material and domestic culture at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education.
THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED