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By Harriet Atkinson,Mary Banham

The competition of england in 1951 remodeled the way in which humans observed their war-ravaged kingdom. Giving Britons an intimate event of latest layout and smooth development, it helped them settle for a panorama less than reconstruction, and taken desire of a higher international to return. The competition of england: A Land and Its humans travels past the Festival’s stunning centrepiece at London’s South financial institution, to occasions held the size and breadth of the 4 international locations, to which hundreds of thousands of the country’s maximum architects, artists and architects contributed. It explores exhibitions in Poplar, Battersea and South Kensington in London; Belfast, Glasgow and Wales; a traveling convey carried on 4 lorries and one other aboard an ex-aircraft service. It finds how some of these exhibitions and likewise performs, poetry, paintings and movies commissioned for the pageant had a unmarried concentration: to unite ‘the land and other people of Britain’.

Drawing on 10000 formerly unseen sketches and plans, images and engaging interviews, Harriet Atkinson unveils how the pageant made the total state an exhibition flooring. every thing used to be on exhibit from houses to farms and factories, and the land itself. She unearths the Festival’s genesis in wartime propaganda and overseas exhibitions and how
the occasions gave humans a great time whereas featuring the state as a version democracy as Britain entered the chilly battle. finally, the competition served to re-ignite a downtrodden population’s love for a disfigured panorama. The competition of england: A Land and Its humans is a compelling exploration of those unprecedented events.

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