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69-89 Oxford Street, London, department store of 1929 about to be demolished in 2015. Photo © Sarah J DuncanDetail of decoration on 69-80 Oxford Street. Photos © Sarah J Duncan
69-89 Oxford Street, London, 1929 department store about to be demolished in 2015 Photo © Sarah J Duncan69-89 Oxford Street on the corner of Dean Street
69-89OxfordStreet0569-89 Oxford Street with Centre Point behind
69-89OxfordStreetFilming05Henrietta Billings (right) and Clare Price being filmed by the BBC

BBC shows C20 Society at work in Oxford Street

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Last week the work of the C20 Society was featured in the BBC documentary series Oxford Street Revealed. C20 conservation advisors Henrietta Billings and Clare Price, with photographer Sarah… More…

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Gerald Moira, A War Allegory, 1916, courtesy Alan Powers, The Shadow of 1914 conferenceGerald Moira, A War Allegory, 1916
1914 14B. 1916 Hall of HeroesThe Hall of Heroes, Royal Academy, 1916

The Shadow of 1914

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I have long admired the mural above the stage at the Wigmore Hall, and have just discovered it is by Gerald Moira, who also worked at the Old… More…

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13. pilars and squarePhoto University of Essex archive
4. Lego modelLego model. Photo University of Essex archive
6. Students in the kitchenA kitchen. Photo University of Essex archive
15. HexagonThe Hexagon. Photo University of Essex archive

Something Fierce at the University of Essex

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‘Something Fierce’ is an exhibition about the architecture of the University of Essex, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Kenneth Capon of Architects’ Co-Partnership wrote: ’The English love making things shaggy… More…

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Flat 130, Balfron Tower pop-up, Interior Tilly Hemingway, Photo Edward Haynes, National TrustFlat 130 pop-up, Balfron Tower
Interior by Wayne & Tilly Hemingway, Flat 130, Balfron Tower, Goldfinger, NT London pop-up, Photo © Susannah CharltonRotating ashtray
Living Room, Flat 130, Balfron Tower by Goldfinger, before NT London pop-up, Photo © Sophia Schorr KonLiving room - note UPVC windows - Before (Photo Sophia Schorr-Kon/NT )
Interior by Wayne & Tilly Hemingway, Flat 130, Balfron Tower, Goldfinger, NT London pop-up, Photo courtesy Ed Haynesand After (Photo Edward Haynes/NT)

National Trust pops up at Balfron Tower

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Balfron Tower, Trellick‘s older sister, is about to be refurbished, so this short pop-up by National Trust London was a chance to see one of the flats in… More…

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J R James Cumbernauld housingHousing in Cumbernauld, J R James archive
J R James Teeside studyVisualisation as part of Teeside study, J R James archive
JR James Harlow open marketHarlow open market, J R James archive
JR James Univ of SussexUniversity of Sussex, J R James archive

Images of C20 Britain from archive of planner JR James

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The University of Sheffield have made available on Flickr a collection of historic photographs and plans from the archive of influential planner J R ‘Jimmy’ James. The archive includes… More…

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