XXTH Century

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    François-Auguste Gevaert

    François-Auguste Gevaert died on the 20th century
  • Cultural changes

    Cultural changes
    The spread of literacy and ideas through expansion of educational institutions as well as mass media and the increasing globalization of entertainment, news and knowledge production.
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    Technological advances.

    We began the 20th century with the infancy of airplanes, automobiles, and radio, when those inventions dazzled us with their novelty and wonder. We ended the 20th century with spaceships, computers, cell phones, and the wireless Internet all being technologies we can take for granted.
  • Pompa y circunstancia

    Pompa y circunstancia
    A composition by Edward Elgar
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    The First World War

    The First World War was the first truly global conflict. From 1914 to 1918, fighting took place across several continents, at sea and, for the first time, in the air. This was war on an unprecedented scale, with battles often lasting months instead of days.
  • Spanish pandemic

    Spanish pandemic
    Initially known as Soldado de Nápoles, and later also as Spanish flu or trancazo, it was a pandemic caused by an outbreak of the type A influenza virus.
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    Culture revolution

    To better understand the cultural influences on designers of the Art Deco period, this timeline offers a listing of some events that may have inspired them.
  • The Cold War

    The Cold War
    The Cold War was a political, economic, social, ideological, military and informational confrontation which began at the end of World War II between the Western and Eastern blocs, led by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1945.