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’Why the English have no taste’: The Bauhaus and British Design in the 1930s

6.00pm

Free

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Alan Powers discusses the relationship between British design culture and the Bauhaus.

Author Alan Powers will draw on some lesser-known aspects of the period described in his new book Bauhaus Goes West to discuss the anxieties about education, design and industry during this time for which the Bauhaus seemed to offer a solution.

6-7pm

Alan Powers writes on 20th century architecture, art and design, with recent books on Eric Ravilious, Edward Ardizzone and Enid Marx, and most recently Bauhaus Goes West (Thames and Hudson), a review in depth of the relationship between British design culture and the Bauhaus, with some additional material on America. Alan mainly teaches at the London School of Architecture and is a former chairman of the Twentieth Century Society.