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12:15 - 12:45 23 May 2016

The London department store: a modernist romance


Seminar Room 20, South Wing | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

From Zola’s Au Bonheur des Dames (recently transported to UK television as The Paradise) to Mr Selfridge, department stores have offered a seductive backdrop for dramas of modern life. This talk will explore behind the glitzy facade to uncover the origins and subsequent rise, fall and transformation of London’s department stores over the last two hundred years.


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