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The Art of the Automobile
The Art of the Automobile

Fri, 11 Nov


The Menuhin Hall

The Art of the Automobile

A Special Interest Morning on The Art of the Automobile by lecturer Roger Mendham.

Time & location

11 Nov 2022, 10:00 – 13:00

The Menuhin Hall, Cobham Rd, Stoke D'Abernon, Great Bookham, Cobham KT11 3QQ

About the event

The latter part of the 19th century was a time of great technological innovation and one of the most significant development was the emergence of the motor car.

From the Art Deco inspired cars of the Great Gatsby era to the exotic Italian supercars of the 21st century - we have marvelled and enjoyed its magnificent journey through time.

Lecturer Roger Mendham’s Special Interest Morning will follow the evolution of car design from the earliest ‘horseless carriages’ through the exotic cars of the late 1920s & 1930s - the golden age which included some of the most fabulous cars ever built.

Over time, priorities in design have evolved. The economic realities of the post WW2 period meant that cars in the UK tended to put practicality ahead of design whilst in America, the ‘jet age’ influenced streamlined shape and the classic fins at the rear of cars.

Expect some wonderful images of fabulous mobile works of art.

About the speaker

A keen and accomplished photographer, Roger Mendham has gained Distinctions from the Royal Photographic Society  and is currently the President of the Surrey Photographic Association.

A scientist by background, his interest in art was sparked by his wife’s academic studies into the History of Art and he has a particular interest in 20th century art.  With his focus on the visual aspects of art, he has studied the evolution of photography from its earliest days in the early 1800s to becoming a major art form in the late 20th and now 21st centuries.

An experienced public speaker, his talks are all richly illustrated with both his own and images from some of the leading photographers in history.

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