Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau Episode 2: British Cities

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Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau Episode 2: British Cities

Bedroom furniture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Bedroom furniture by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Britain's art nouveau heritage is excavated as cultural correspondent Stephen Smith unearths the bright, controversial but brief career of Aubrey Beardsley.


On a mission to uncover lesser known stars of Britain's version of this continental fin de siecle style, he explores the stunning work of Mary Watts and the massive influence of department store entrepreneur Arthur Liberty.

In Scotland, he celebrates the innovative art nouveau of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but looks harder at the extraordinary and influential work of Mackintosh's wife,
Margaret MacDonald.


The Room de Luxe at The Willow Tearooms featur...
The Room de Luxe at The Willow Tearooms features furniture and interior design by Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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