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From Atoms to Patterns: Crystal Structure Designs from the 1951 Festival of Britain

£36.00

ISBN: 9780955374111
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Lesley Jackson
Format: unspecified
Edition: -
Year published: 2008
Publisher: Richard Dennis Publications
Publisher Location: Ilminster
Total Pages: 144
Illustrations: Includes over 140 colour images

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The intriguing story of the Festival Pattern Group – a unique collaboration between scientists and designers at the Festival of Britain. Conceived by Dr Helen Megaw, a leading Cambridge crystallographer, and spearheaded by the Council of Industrial Design, the Festival Pattern Group co-opted diagrams of atomic structures for patterns on everyday products, including textiles, wallpapers, ceramics and glass. The result was a weird and wonderful collection of furnishings and accessories decorated with scientifically accurate crystal structure designs. Featuring numerous hitherto unpublished images and drawing on extensive new research this book provides a definitive account of the Festival Pattern Group and explores the science behind the designs.

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