Tag : Festival of Britain

Georgian Group - Fitzroy Square
Dec 29th, 2011 | | Aesthetics | History | 27 Comments

Painting of Georgian Buildings

In 1950 the Georgian Group issued the above sheet offering advice to householders on the external painting of Georgian buildings. The suggestion was that, in spite of continued post-war shortages, there would be a...

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Royal Festival Hall
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

The Colourful Past of the Royal Festival Hall

An account of the project can be seen here. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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Festival Hall - not CC - replace
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Institutions | Recent projects | No Comments

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London

Far from being a brilliant white, paint analysis established that the surfaces in the foyer were painted in a very sophisticated manner in 1951. A deep red, a pale dull green and a dark brown were originally...

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