Exhibitions

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900

This is the first major exhibition to comprehensively explore Aestheticism, an extraordinary artistic movement which sought to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Victorian era by creating a new kind of art and beauty. The well spring of the ‘new art’ movements of the late 19th century, Aestheticism is now acknowledged for its revolutionary … Continue reading

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Publications

Coming Soon: Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity

I am excited to let you know about my colleague John Potvin’s new co-edited volume with Ashgate Publishing. I hope you will consider it for your personal or university library. ********** Edited by Alla Myzelev, University of Western Ontario, and John Potvin, University of Guelph “…a strong and innovative contribution to scholarship…where dress, interiors and personal identity … Continue reading

Conferences

1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts

7-10 June 2010 ATHENS, GREECE The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 1st Annual International Conference on Fine Arts in Athens, Greece, 7-10 June 2010. The conference website is: http://www.atiner.gr/docs/Arts.htm The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars, researchers and students from all areas of Fine Arts (such as Animation, … Continue reading

Exhibitions

The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain 1860-1900

Victoria & Albert Museum, London April – July 2011 Admission charge will apply This will be the first international exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain (1860-1900). The well spring of the ‘new art’ movements of the late 19th century, Aestheticism is now acknowledged for its revolutionary re-negotiation of the … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

CFP: UCL Autopsies Project Study Day: “Yesterday’s Objects”

‘Yesterday’s Objects: The Death and Afterlife of Everyday Things’ Autopsies Research Project Study Day Friday, 4 June 2010 University College London (UCL) The Autopsies Project explores how objects die. Just as the twentieth century was transformed by the advent of new forms of media – the typewriter, gramophone, and film, for example – the arrival … Continue reading