‘Art Deco Architecture in London’ Talks
‘Splendid talk from [Yannick Pucci] on Art Deco architecture at the Fashion and Textile Museum. He really knows his stuff and made us laugh too.’ – @KateMayfield
In 2016 I was very happy to deliver a series of Art Deco talks at the Fashion and Textile Museum, as part of the public programme for their dazzling ‘1920s Jazz Age – Fashion and Photographs’ exhibition. Based at the museum’s colourful home on Bermondsey High Street, the show explored popular tropes and themes from the Roaring Twenties (or les Années Folles) and it ran from the 23rd of September 2016 to the 15th of January 2017.
Focusing on 1920s and 1930s architecture, my illustrated presentation included a short introduction to the different types of Art Deco buildings, a quick look at how Selfridges department store adopted the ‘jazzy’ medium as well as a whistle stop tour of London’s best period interiors. At the end of the talk I was also able to hand out a map of Art Deco buildings close by the Fashion and Textile Museum (see the picture below), so visitors were able to follow their own trail and do a self-guided tour of the area around London Bridge.
I would once again like to thank the Fashion and Textile Museum staff for the opportunity.
Feedback for the talks has been very positive and I hope to repeat the experience soon.
‘In his fascinating talk, Yannick Pucci gave us a whirlwind tour of Art Deco London, including the spectacular interiors of Eltham Palace and the elegant curves of Hercule Poirot’s residence, Florin Court.’ – @FranPickering
‘The Art Deco lecture given by Yannick Pucci was a lovely unexpected bonus to my trip to th[e Fashion and Textile Museum] last week. […] with only twenty minutes he did a super job, not bad for a whistle stop tour that was a nice compliment to the 1920s clothes on display. He provided a map of Art Deco buildings within walking distance of the museum, a nice touch as he also runs walking tours.’ – @JaneJ
If you are a library, a museum or a society and would like to organise a similar talk on Art Deco, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me either via my Contact Page or email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply to you as quickly as possible.