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The Decorators Club 2012-2013 Lecture Series: Modern Visionaries--Women of Design
When: October 3, 2012 - October 4, 2012
Location: New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street New York, New York, United States of America
The Decorators Club brings you up close to the style, design theories, and personalities of five important women in Western Design with its 2012-2013 lecture series. ALl lectures are on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM, and are held at the New York School of Interior Design, 170 East 70th Street, New York City.
The first lecture, Vanessa Bell: Designs for an Artistic Life, will be presented on October 3 by Dr. Alexandra Gerstein of the Courtauld Gallery.
While Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) may be best remembered as a painter, member of the Bloomsbury Group, and the sister of Virginia Woolf, she was also a design pioneer who blurred the line between the fine and decorative arts. As co-director of the Omega Workshops, Bell turned her highly individualistic, bohemian, and artistic approach to designing rugs, textiles, furniture, and interiors while fully expressing the ethos of the Bloomsbury Group: to do things with a difference, with originality, and without copying the past.
Dr. Alexandra Gerstein is the Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Courtauld Gallery in London. She recently curated "Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega WOrkshops (1913-1919)," at the Courtauld Gallery, London, in 2009.