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"The autobiography of a nation" : the 1951 Festival of Britain

Author: Becky Conekin
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003.
Series: Studies in design.
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This study of the 1951 Festival of Britain examines how Britain and Britishness were portrayed in the exhibitions and events, covering the festival's history, historiography and purpose, representations of the future and past, the role of London and the 'local', and the British Empire and legacy.
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Conekin, Becky.
Autobiography of a nation"
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2003
(OCoLC)645831564
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Becky Conekin
ISBN: 0719060605 9780719060601 0719060591 9780719060595
OCLC Number: 50783359
Description: xii, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Section 1: Introducing the Festival 1. The Background: history and historiography 2. The Festival's People and Purposes Section 2: Time 3. The Festival's representations of the future 4. The Festival's representations of the past Section 3: Place 5. London-based representations of the metropole and the 'regions' 6. The role of 'the local' in the Festival 7. The place that was almost absent: the British Empire 8. The place of escape and edification: the Battersea Pleasure Gardens Section 4: Conclusion 9. Conclusion: The Festival and its legacy Select Bibiliography Appendices Index
Series Title: Studies in design.
Responsibility: Becky E. Conekin.
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