Style and Design through the Ages
Posted by The Art Ministry Team on January 25, 2007
This week in the Art & Design Zone we look at ‘Style and Design through the Ages’. Eclectic by social evolution, British taste has absorbed much of what has been encountered over centuries from many cultures.
Style and Design through the Ages looks at influences that have shaped modern Britain, covering the period from the Roman invasion culminating with the decline of the British Empire. In Britain alone there are countless groups or clans that have informed our creative processes from the Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Indians, Chinese and even the Japanese.
“With the American colonies and the wealth accumulated from the slave trade, the Georgian era saw a boom in its architecture and style. Between 1730-1800 during the reigns of four kings sharing the same name, the presence of Georgian art and architecture evolved. The city of Bath is a prime example of the manifestation of this cumulative wealth.”
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