The Culture Concept

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

The Culture Concept Circle – You Tube Channel

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On our You Tube Channel you will find our mini-documentaries, which provide an insight into the evolution of art, design, music, fashion and style.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Faces, Muses, Arts and Culture

Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Faces, Muses, Arts and Culture

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, or new library of Alexandria was inspired by the enormous repository of knowledge lost when the ancient library caught on fire during a battle with Roman General Julius Caesar and burned to the ground. This all-new library of Alexandria opened its physical doors to the world in 2002. Since then it has become an important focal point for the sharing of knowledge as a practical means of aiding an understanding between world cultures.

Thursday’s Top Ten

Thursday’s Top Ten

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Our Thursday’s Top Ten posts this week reveal a wide range of arts and culture interest. For quick access > Andy Warhol Pop Art Prince – King of People’s Perceptions | King James Bible – Celebrating 400 Years Conserving The Word | First Impressions – Monet, Pisarro, Sisley & Renoir…

Coco Chanel – Costume & Culture

Coco Chanel – Costume & Culture

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Costume remains both a changing and eternal form of human expression. The androgynous, yet sexy, woman of the 1920’s enjoyed heavy make up in the form of bright red lipstick, white powdered and heavy black pencil strokes around the eyes. It gave her face an exotic, mysterious appearance enhanced by…

Flash Mob to Smart Mob – Enjoying Random Acts of Culture

Flash Mob to Smart Mob – Enjoying Random Acts of Culture

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A musical Flash Mob provides people from all walks of life and all backgrounds with an opportunity to come together on the spur of the moment to create a memory that when remembered, will for a long time in their lives cause them to smile.

Cultural Key

Cultural Key

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Ancient Egypt declined and disappeared nearly two thousand years ago. In AD 391 when Roman Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I closed pagan temples throughout the Roman Empire the last vestiges of that culture ceased to exist. It wasn’t until 1798 when French military leader Napoleon invaded Egypt that the ancient culture…

Remember Motoring  – Touring on the route â Corniche

Remember Motoring – Touring on the route â Corniche

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It’s an incredible motoring experience to drive the route â Corniche in France, from the lively undervalued city of Marseilles, where you feel the wealth and glamour surround you as you leave following in the wake of Ferrari’s driven by diamond encrusted millionaires to travel via St Tropez, Cannes and Nice all the way to Monte Carlo.

The Culture Concept Circle

The Culture Concept Circle

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‘This site takes the often complex world of history, design and the arts to a whole new level. It’s a cultural journey filled with beautiful images and fascinating stories. I love the simplicity and richness of the content and I’m sure you will too – never boring always fascinating! In…

Caviar Creature

Caviar Creature

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In an Age of Modernism most silver manufacturers at the turn of the twentieth century opted for the known over the unknown. Orthodoxy prevailed, even in an industry rapidly being overhauled by modern technological advances. Jules Auguste Habert Dys (1850-1924) was a notable exception. He was one of several metalworkers…

Bentwood Classic

Bentwood Classic

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The decorative arts magazine The Studio was devoured in the coffee house culture of Vienna’s cafes at the turn of the 20th century with English fashion, sport and food debated endlessly. The attractiveness of handicraft items issuing from Vienna was demonstrated at the World Exposition in Paris of 1900. Michael…

Youthful Style

Youthful Style

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During the late 19th and early 20th centuries the economic and social forces, which underpinned Victorian stability, were shattered, Britain’s manufacturing power was threatened at home by industrial unrest and internationally by America, Germany and Japan. Growing feminist and socialist movements characterize this period as one of protracted crisis. The…

The Block, a Renovating Nightmare or, a Restoration Delight

The Block, a Renovating Nightmare or, a Restoration Delight

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Do the protagonists on television’s real estate renovating reality show, The Block at Melbourne in 2011 face a renovating nightmare, or a restoration delight?

Elegance, a refinement of taste to cultivate polite society

Elegance, a refinement of taste to cultivate polite society

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An evening of traditional elegance, say at the White House or Government House Australia, still requires a perfection of planning and wise organisation so that it appears not to be contrived at all.