By Harriet Atkinson,Mary Banham
Drawing on 10000 formerly unseen sketches and plans, images and interesting interviews, Harriet Atkinson unveils how the competition made the entire kingdom an exhibition flooring. every little thing was once on express from houses to farms and factories, and the land itself. She finds the Festival’s genesis in wartime propaganda and foreign exhibitions and how
the occasions gave humans a great time whereas offering the state as a version democracy as Britain entered the chilly conflict. eventually, the competition served to re-light a downtrodden population’s love for a disfigured panorama. The pageant of england: A Land and Its humans is a compelling exploration of those remarkable events.
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Festival of Britain, The: A Land and Its People by Harriet Atkinson,Mary Banham