Thursday, 1 November 2012

Yet More Fab FoB

More crumbs of aesthetic nutriment from BritFest '51, as it was never known. I love this shit.

Between pavilions. Background, 'abacus' screen, designer Edward Mills; foreground, 'Youth Advances' sculpture by Jacob Epstein.

The Fairway, South Bank. Right, coloured canvas screen to York Road by Architect's Co-operative Partnership; background, Rocket Restaurant, architect Gordon Tait.

A new source of decorative patterns was found in crystallography and developed by the Festival Pattern Group. 

Detail from the embroidered relief mural 'The Country Wife', designed by Constance Howard and made by her students at Goldsmiths and members of the WI. Exhibited in the Country Pavilion, South Bank. Now in the collection of the National Needlework Archive, Newbury, Berks, and still available to see whilst undergoing conservation work. An absolute gem.

Paper model of the Emett locomotive Nellie, created from a Puffin cut-out book. Toot-toot!

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