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Festival of Britain 1951: Design (Hardcover): Paul Rennie

Festival of Britain 1951: Design (Hardcover)

Paul Rennie

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Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Festival of Britain followed soon after the austerity of the war years. The major events were focused around the twenty-seven-acre bomb site around Waterloo Station, although events happened throughout the UK. The Festival was almost immediately unfashionable amongst commentators. It was viewed with suspicion by political conservatives and quickly dismantled. An establishment orthodoxy quickly emerged that called into question the Festival's objectives. This political ambivalence towards the Festival is confounded by the popularity of the Festival amongst collectors, social historians and anybody interested in post-war British culture and society. This book is the first to present the story of the Festival of Britain, held in 1951, through its souvenirs. These objects were produced to commemorate The Tonic to the Nation. Retrospectively, they testify to the enormous popular appeal of the Festival. Festival of Britain 1951, the most recent addition to


Imprint: ACC Art Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2007
First published: July 2007
Authors: Paul Rennie
Dimensions: 216 x 142 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-85149-533-7
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Antiques & collectables > General
LSN: 1-85149-533-9
Barcode: 9781851495337

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