Delving into the history of auctioning and how it has transformed the western world as we know it. Lecturer Dr. Tom Flynn, investigates the culture of art auctioning, from high-priced sophisticated auctioning events to the black market methods of exchanging expensive classic painting pieces. But his discussion begins during the Roman period when the origins of auctioning began.
When looking historically into the story of English middle and upper-class lifestyles, protagonists such as the housekeeper are not usually at the forefront of the narrative. However, her role involved a great deal of maintenance to keep a tranquil and sufficient running of the home. Lecturer, Ms. Tessa Boase, uses old letters, diary entries, and documents written by those in domestic service to piece together fascinating details of 19th and 20th-century life.
Explore the history of Art Nouveau with highly regarded lecturer Ian Gledhill. See how the artistic movement had its earliest exploration in European cities such as Paris and Barcelona and then found inspiration across the Atlantic ocean in America. Art Nouveau was a fine art technique explored on many canvases from interior design, to graphic arts, ceramics, and textiles.