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IN-PERSON: Is It Deco or Art Nouveau?   

**This class will be taught In-Person**

In this 6-week class, we are going to examine how the Art Nouveau movement came about as a protest to the confines of classical European art. We’ll then examine how that movement transitioned to Deco, a short-lived but highly influential style. We’ll be looking at art, design, and architecture of both of these groups, their influence throughout the world, and especially here in the United States. For the final class, we’ll look at San Francisco and how these styles are present in our neighborhoods. 


Week by Week Outline


Week 1; The roots of Art Nouveau, why the movement came about, how it differed from prior stylings

Week 2; The dissemination of Art Nouveau; how it started in Belgium but quickly went to France and other countries

Week 3; A closer examination of the architecture, design, and art of the period

Week 4; How Deco started with an expo in Paris and immediately influenced architecture

Week 5; How Hollywood and the movie industry adopted Deco in its films and theaters

Week 6; Looking at examples of these two styles in California, with a concentration in San Francisco 


This class is not available at this time.  

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