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Inspired by Paris

This day school will transport us to Fin de Siècle Paris, to explore the music, poetry, fashion and design of the period. We discover how Debussy’s work in Paris marked a definitive move forward from the musical traditions of the 19th Century. We will look at the artwork of Mucha and other designers working in Paris to see how Art Nouveau became the leading style of French design in that period. Discussions of aesthetic modernity have been greatly influenced by Baudelaire’s image of Paris as the capital of the 19th century, so we will explore how his poetry influenced the development of literature into the early 20th century. Finally, if Paris is to be remembered for one art form alone, let it be fashion. We will learn how the dedicated consumers of Paris became entranced by the work of Charles Frederick Worth, arguably the first couturier of them all.

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Link Debussy and the birth of modern music - handout (pdf format)

This is a link to the pdf version of the handout for Jonathan Darnborough's talk, Debussy and the birth of modern music, which...

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Link Debussy and the birth of modern music - interactive handout - page 1

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Link Debussy and the birth of modern music - interactive handout - page 2

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Link Debussy and the birth of modern music - interactive handout - page 3

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Link Debussy and the birth of modern music - interactive handout - page 4

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Link Debussy and the birth of modern music - interactive handout - page 5

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