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Author Herring, Eleanor,
Title Street furniture design : contesting modernism in post-war Britain / Eleanor Herring.
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Author Herring, Eleanor,
Subject Streets -- Accessories.
Outdoor furniture -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 214 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Vendor-supplied metadata.
Contents 1.Precedents and beginnings: 1841 -- 1944 -- 2.The council of industrial design: official articulations of street furniture design -- 3.The Great and the good: power and influence -- 4.Municipal vandalism: tyranny, confrontation and resistance -- 5.Beyond good design: a period of transformation, 1960 -- 1974.
Summary "Eleanor Herring's unique study of street furniture design in post-war Britain considers how objects which are now familiar parts of our urban environment -- lampposts, post boxes, parking meters, litterbins and signage -- were designed to populate public spaces. Herring explores the context of a post-war government, backed by various bodies keen to propagate 'good' modern design in a Britain whose towns and cities had been laid waste by bombing and the privations of war. She also considers the innate conservatism of local communities and councils, wary of a standardised street design imposed from above. She traces how the design of street furniture became the site of a fierce struggle which exposed deep-seated anxieties about class, taste and power. Herring's original research draws upon archival material and on interviews with leading figures in urban design, including the graphic designer Margaret Calvert and industrial designer Kenneth Grange."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
ISBN 9781474245548 electronic bk.
1474245544 electronic bk.
OCLC # 950459595
Additional Format Print version: Herring, Eleanor Street Furniture Design : Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain London : Bloomsbury Publishing,c2016 9781474245616.

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