• Henley DFAS

Ghastly Good Taste: The Highs and Lows of British Interior Design 1880 - 1980

Thursday 15th October 2020
Matthew Williams

This lecture looks at the enormous changes in our homes over a hundred year period, encompassing aspects of household taste from Victorian clutter to the psychedelic ‘throw away’ furnishings of the 1970s. 

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Although in many ways light-hearted, the lecture examines how social upheaval, war and technological advances transformed our homes.

Matthew lectures widely on the subject of design and is especially interested in that of the 19th and 20th centuries.  He has been the Curator of Cardiff Castle since 1990 and has published widely in art and architectural journals.