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date: 20 September 2020

Festival of Britain 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

A large-scale celebration of British culture mounted in 1951; ostensibly it was meant to commemorate the centenary of the Great Exhibition (held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London), but in fact it was intended as ‘a tonic to the nation’ (the words of ... ...

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