Sunday, 1 April 2012

British Design 1948-2012 - V&A

Robin Day, CS17 television, manufactured by Pye, 1957
The period of the survey is determined by the London Olympics of 1948 and 2012 - dates which, as Rowan Moore points out in his review are somewhat arbitrary in terms of British design. Reviews have been generally positive - such a survey could hardly fail to offer genuine pleasures - but qualified by the view that flag waving celebration slightly overshadows any attempt at critical analysis. 
Read reviews by Rowan Moore, Alastair Sooke and Jay Merrick.
Gallery installation of 1950s design for the home
Lucienne Day, Calyx furnishing fabric, manufactured and sold by Heal & Son, 1951
Malcolm Sayer, Jaguar E-Type, 1961
Jamie Reid, God Save the Queen, poster, 1977

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