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Book exhibitions in the Festival of Britain, 1951.

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Book exhibitions in the Festival of Britain, 1951.

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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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The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition and fair that reached millions of visitors throughout the United Kingdom in the summer of Historian Kenneth O. Morgan says the Festival was a "triumphant success" as people.

flocked to the South Bank site, to wander around the Dome of Discovery, gaze at the Skylon, and generally enjoy a festival of national celebration.

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. Get this from a library. The Festival of Britain exhibition of Books.

[National Book League (Great Britain); Lessing J. Rosenwald Reference Collection (Library of Congress)]. Festival of Britain Catalogue of an Exhibition of 18th-Century Scottish Books at the Signet Library, Edinburg.

Published for the Scottish Committee of the Festival of Britain and the National Books League by the Cambridge University Press, Scottish Committee of the Festival of Britain. 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.

It also included a ton steam engine on show. The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition which took place in London and around Britain between May and September of Organised by the British government, the event was intended to mark the centenary of the Great Exhibition ofand also to provide ‘a tonic to the nation’ after the Second World War and more than a decade of.

An artist's impression of the South Bank Festival of Britain site (Leonard Bentley) The Festival took pride in Britain’s past, but also looked to the future. New structures were erected to house exhibitions exploring Britain’s landscape, British industry and.

Festival of Britain, London, For the Festival of Britain Sheffield produced a hard backed book highlighting the attractions of Sheffield as a place to live, work and visit.

Most of copies were sent overseas to help promote the city brand. According to the book's editor at the time, City Librarian J. Lamb, the aim of the book. The South Bank Exhibition. Festival of Britain A Guide To The Story It tells by Cox, Ian and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   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).

Over 10 million people visited the festival's six exhibitions over five months, with almost m travelling to London's South Bank. The view of Britain portrayed at the Festival may today seem very dated, however it is still possible to recognise many of the views of Britain from the Festival and in the Britain of today.

It is also possible to see how the vision of the future portrayed at the Festival has turned out very differently. Again, I can only scratch the surface. Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs History Exhibitions: Additional Physical Format: Online version: John Rylands Library.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(4). Guest Book Links The Festival of Britain This booklet has been reproduced with the permission of Roy Young. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates.

Get Started. 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. Festival of Britainthe most recent addition to show more4/5(6).

The Festival of Britain, The official book of the Festival of Britain, [Festival of Britain] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Festival of Britain, The official book of the Festival of Britain, Author: Festival of Britain. The Festival of Britain is remembered as an uplifting moment for a nation recovering from war.

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See more ideas about Britain, Festival, Uk history pins. 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. In Tonic to the Nation, Nathaniel G. Lew tells the story of the English classical.

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The guide-books concluded with the sentence “The Festival of Britain belongs to As with all the guide books for the various festival exhibitions, the guide book to the Science Exhibition has a wealth of adverts for companies and industries associated with the theme of the exhibition.

The Festival of Britain is the star of this remarkable colour film from Filmed during a family visit to the Festival of Britain, on London's South Bank, this colour film captures many of the iconic landmarks of that historic event as well as other surprising features.

Southbank Centre’s origins date back to the Festival of Britain. One of the landmark UK cultural events of the 20th century, it celebrated arts, science, industry and design, and marked the centenary of the Great Exhibition.

More than eight million people paid to visit the festival site located on the south bank of the Thames throughout its five-month run, but thousands of. Buy Festival of Britain and get the best deals at the lowest prices on eBay. Great Savings Free Delivery / Collection on many items festival of britain Guide Book South Bank Exhibition Plus Plan Leaflet.

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"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 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. Drawing on previously unseen sketches and plans, photographs and interviews, The Festival of Britain: A.

The Festival of Britain The Festival of Britain in provided a much needed dose of colour, excitement and fun in post-war Britain. At the end of World War Two an exhibition was proposed that would commemorate the Great Exhibition of and provide a ‘tonic to the Nation and a welcome break from austerity, it was seen as an opportunity to re-define ‘Britishness’ Followers: Festival closes to applause Big crowds gathered for the final moments of the Festival of Britain which officially ended - where it began - at the South Bank in London.

The massed bands of the Brigade of Guards played as the Union flag and the Festival flag were taken down for.

The Festival of Britain is one of the most interesting British exhibitions, held after the war, the government and people decided to celebrate the centenary of the Great Exhibition.

The resultant Festival had a spectacular centrepiece with the displays on the South Bank of the Thames in London, but there were also thousands of smaller [ ]. Introduction The Festival of Britain took place in the summer of and celebrated the nation's recovery after WW2.

Located mainly on the South Bank of the Thames at Lambeth in London, the site was developed from old Victorian industrial buildings and railway sidings.

New structures were built to house exhibitions exploring Britain's landscape, the. 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. Festival of Britainthe most recent addition toAuthor: Paul Rennie. Amateur colour film shot by Arthur Green, a Greater London Council Assistant Scientific Officer, recording his visit to the Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, London and the Festival Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, London, sometime between 4/5/ and 30/9/ The book contributes to modern British history and cultural studies, and also to design, material culture and architectural history.

It examines the end of Empire, gender and consumption, and struggles between local, regional and national identities in post-war Britain. Events. April – The Peggy Guggenheim Collection at the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice is first opened to the public.; May 3–September 30 – Festival of Britain, based on London's South Bank.

Director Hugh Casson has assembled a team of young designers and architects to create it. Festival Star emblem by Abram Games.; Royal Festival Hall by Leslie Martin, Peter Moro.

The Festival of Britain Website of the Telegraph Media Group with breaking news, sport, business, latest UK and world news. Content from the. Festival of Britain Catalogue of an Exhibition of 18th-Century Scottish Books at the Signet Library, Edinburg.

Published for the Scottish Committee of the Festival of Britain and the National Books League by the Cambridge University Press, A Nation Celebrated, Art, Architecture and Design in Post-War Britain.

Inup and down the country, the nation celebrated. It celebrated with events from the lavish displays on the South Bank of the Thames and at Battersea to the events held on village greens and in village halls across the land.

A nation still [ ]. The Skylon was a futuristic-looking, slender, vertical, cigar-shaped steel tensegrity structure located by the Thames in London, that gave the illusion of 'floating' above the ground, built in for the Festival of Britain.

A popular joke of the period was that, like the British economy of"It had no visible means of support". Prices (including delivery) for Festival of Britain by Paul Rennie. ISBN: Price Range: $ - $The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition in Britain in the summer of It was organised by the government to give Britons a feeling of recovery in the aftermath of war and to promote the British contribution to science, technology, industrial design, architecture and the arts.

The Festival's centrepiece was in London on the South Bank of the Thames.