Zandra Rhodes: a total work of art


Talk by Dr Hans C Hönes, Lecturer in Art History, University of Aberdeen

Zandra Rhodes is a designer of many talents. Over the course of a prolific career she has worked in a range of disciplines, from fashion to interior design, jewellery to theatre – and even founded a museum. At the same she has cultivated her own striking public persona. This talk situates Rhodes’ practice in the traditions of design history (notably Arts & Crafts) and explores to what extent her work represents an embodiment of the Romantic notion of a ‘total work of art’.