beautiful.. what is this?
Hi Ben, glad you like. It's some excerpts from the catalogue for the seminal exhibition 'This Is Tomorrow' at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1954. Only three years after the Festival of Britain, it showed how fast the Modern movement had progressed in the UK in that time, as the British Pop Artists Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi burst onto the scene and the Smithsons signalled new developments in British architecture. Plus a few adverts at the back including a drawing by architectural illustrator and planner Gorden Cullen and a nice Fahrenheit 451 reference from Better Books, London's equivalent to the City Lights Bookstore. The catalogue is available in facsimile edition, produced for a reconstruction of the exhibition a couple of years ago.
Ah cool. Yeah I recognized one of the Richard Hamilton images. I just watched the Saint Etienne film about the Festival of Britain; it's also called This is Tomorrow. Lovely stuff.