New PDF release: Street Furniture Design: Contesting Modernism in Post-War

By Eleanor Herring

Eleanor Herring's specified examine of highway furnishings in post-war Britain considers how gadgets that are now ordinary elements of our city atmosphere have been designed to populate public areas. Herring explores the layout of lampposts, put up containers, parking meters, and signage within the context of a central authority sponsored by means of quite a few our bodies willing to propagate 'good' glossy layout, in a Britain whose cities and towns have been laid waste via bombing and the privations of war.

She additionally considers the innate conservatism of neighborhood groups and councils, cautious of a standardised road layout imposed from above. She lines how the layout of road furnishings grew to become the positioning of a fierce fight which uncovered deep-seated anxieties approximately category, style and gear. Herring's unique learn attracts on archival fabric and on interviews with major figures in city layout, together with photograph fashion designer Margaret Calvert and business clothier Kenneth Grange.

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Eleanor Herring's specified research of road furnishings in post-war Britain considers how gadgets that are now prevalent elements of our city atmosphere have been designed to populate public areas. Herring explores the layout of lampposts, submit bins, parking meters, and signage within the context of a central authority subsidized by way of quite a few our bodies prepared to propagate 'good' smooth layout, in a Britain whose cities and towns were laid waste through bombing and the privations of warfare.

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