Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2003

272 Pages | 22 Illustrations, black & white

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719060601

Bookseller Code (06)


The autobiography of a nation

The 1951 Festival of Britain

Becky E. Conekin

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Design MUP

  • The first full-length study on the 1951 Festival of Britain
  • An examination of how Britain and Britishness were portrayed in the 1951's Festival's exhibitions and events
  • Covers the Festival's history and historiography, its purpose, its representations of the future and the past, the role of London and the 'local', the British Empire and finally its legacy

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