The Festival of Britain

a land and its people
  • 242 Pages
  • 2.13 MB
  • English
I.B.Tauris & Co., Distributed in the United States by Palgrave Macmillan , London, New York, New York
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The Festival of Britain in 1951 transformed the way people saw their war-ravaged nation. Giving Britons an intimate experience of contemporary design and modern building, it helped them accept a landscape under reconstruction, and brought hope of a better world to come. Drawing on previously unseen sketches and plans, photographs and interviews, The Festival of Britain: A Land and Its People travels beyond the Festival"s spectacular centrepiece at London"s South Bank, to show how the Festival made the whole country an exhibition ground with events to which hundreds of the country"s greatest architects, artists and designers contributed. It explores exhibitions in Poplar, Battersea and South Kensington in London; Belfast, Glasgow and Wales; a touring show carried on four lorries and another aboard an ex-aircraft carrier. It reveals how all these exhibitions and also plays, poetry, art and films commissioned for the Festival had a single focus: to unite "the land and people of Britain".

StatementHarriet Atkinson with a foreword by Mary Banham
ContributionsBanham, Mary
LC ClassificationsDA22.A1 A85 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 242 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25363601M
ISBN 101848857926, 1780763271
ISBN 139781848857926, 9781780763279
LC Control Number2012427077

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Festival Of Britain Paperback – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — — $ Paperback from $ Manufacturer: H.M. Stationery Office. The Festival of Britain: A Land and its People is a detailed survey of a country rebuilding itself and provides a vital chapter in the history of British design.' (Creative Review) 'This book does a wonderful job of describing what went on behind the scenes and why the exhibitions were such a great success.5/5(5).

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Summary: The Festival of Britain,left behind more memories than solid structures. This collection of essays brings together the recollections of those who took part with studies of personalities such as Sir Gerald Barry, the main London sites at South Bank, Battersea and Lansbury, and some of the many activities outside London.

A Festival of Britain Exhibition organised by the Institute of Contemporary Arts by arrangement with the Arts Council of Great Britain. FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN.

Published by Arts Council of Great Britain. "About Britain: No 10 The Lakes to Tyneside" General Editor Geoffrey Grigson Note: Published for the Festival of Britain Office by Collins. There were thirteen titles in this series of guide books which covered all areas of the United Kingdom.

The Festival of Britain emblem, designed by Abram Games, on the cover of the South Bank Exhibition Guide Although it was a national event London, was most certainly at its heart - particularly as the centrepiece of the Festival was constructed on a 27 acre area on the The Festival of Britain book Bank of the Thames in Lambeth.

This book is the first to present the story of the Festival of Britain, held inthrough its souvenirs. These objects were produced to commemorate The Tonic to the Nation. Retrospectively, they testify to the enormous popular appeal of the Festival/5(3). “The Festival of Britain – A list of information sources” By John Kirby Published “A Tonic to the Nation” Edited by Mary Banham and Bevis Hillier Published “A Tonic to the Nation” Leaflet about 25th Anniversary Exhibition commemorating the Festival of Britain “The Official Book of the Festival of Britain” Price.

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The Skylon Tower, Festival of Britain The main site featured the largest dome in the world at the time, standing 93 feet tall with a diameter of feet. This held exhibitions on the theme of discovery such as the New World, the Polar regions, the Sea, the Sky and Outer Space.

Cover of the official guide book to the festival of Britain Science Exhibition, South Kensington, London featuring the iconic image of Britannia designed by Abram Games. The exhibition also marked the centenary of the Great Exhibition of Vintage graphics for editorial use only.

Harriet Atkinson is author of ‘ The Festival of Britain: A Land and Its People ’, published by IB Tauris. The University of Brighton Design Archives is an internationally significant scholarly resource focusing on British design and global design organisations in the twentieth century.

• An illustrated book on the Festival of Britain, edited by Alan Powers, will be published next month by the Twentieth Century Society, £ The Society is also releasing a video, Brief City, a.

The Festival of Britain is remembered as an uplifting moment for a nation recovering from war. Iain Sinclair, who visited it aged eight, reflects on the celebrations to mark its 60th anniversary Author: Iain Sinclair.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Great Britain. Festival of Britain Office.

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Festival of Britain. London, H.M. Stationery Off.] (OCoLC) Book Description. Long remembered chiefly for its modernist exhibitions on the South Bank in London, the Festival of Britain also showcased British artistic creativity in all its forms.

Festival of Britain 'A tonic for the nation' It was described as a "tonic for the nation" but what was the Festival of Britain all about. 3 R.C. Richardson, «Cultural Mapping in The Festival of Britain Regional Guidebooks» Literat 9 A series of 13 guides to regional areas was however produced, based on pre-war guides which had been sold to newly affluent middle-class tourists, but those produced in were different in that they depicted "ordinary" Britain alongside the usual picturesque : Moya Jones.

Description: This exceptional book is the first full-length study on the Festival of Britain. As a consciously constructed cultural and educational event, or rather series of events, the Festival provides an opportunity to see a society and a government struggling to recast national identity after the experience of World War II.

Plan or illustrated map of the Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, London, It appeared in the Sphere magazine in 2 June – a special edition to mark the Festival of Britain that year – and highlights the attractions and events in the park.

The Festival of Britain in transformed the way people saw their war-ravaged nation. Giving Britons an intimate experience of contemporary design and modern building, it helped them accept a landscape under reconstruction, and brought hope of a better world to come.

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Collection Physical Description: Festival of Britain catalogues. Collection Context: Bound volume of catalogues relating to the Festival .The Festival of Britain did have a beneficial effect, in that it stimulated interest in the built environment, particularly in the use of colour and initiated a “Festival” style of architecture, which while not to everyone’s taste, was a big improvement on much of what had been erected recently.The Festival of Britain Quotes Showing of 1 “It is important to demonstrate to the unfree world that one of the privileges of democracies is to enjoy freedom of travel and intercourse and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.