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American Design in the 20th Century at V&A Academy

The American Design in the 20th Century online course at V&A Academy gives a detailed insight into American design history of the last century.

School: V&A Academy
Course: American Design in the 20th Century
Location: online
Course dates: Tuesday 9 January 2024 to Tuesday 13 February 2024, available on-demand for six weeks after the course ends
Application deadline: 12 February 2024

This V&A Academy flexible online course led by Professor Greg Votolato, architect, curator, teacher and writer on design, technology and culture, will guide you through the most compelling and contradictory features of 20th century American design.

Through 12 hours of online lectures, available live and on-demand, you will consider the intricate story of how design evolved as a professional practice in the service of commerce and as a leisure activity.

By investigating homes, clothing, transport vehicles and much more, this course will see you reveal how design functioned in the everyday lives of the whole population during that period often called 'the American century'.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: Office for Edgar J. Kaufmann designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, courtesy of Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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