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Contemporary Style

Contemporary Style. A style of design prevalent in Britain (1945 –c.1956). In architecture it included the type of light structures of the 1951 Festival of Britain, and many of that Exhibition's design motifs were adopted as clichés of the period. It evolved from late-1930s styling and the post-war technologies of laminates and alloys.

Bibliography

M. Banham & Hillier (eds.) (1976);
Sissons & French (eds.) (1964)

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