From Atoms to Patterns: Crystal Structure Designs from the 1951 Festival of Britain: The Story of the Festival Pattern Group

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Richard Dennis Publications, Jun 16, 2010 - Design - 124 pages
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The Festival of Britain provided an extraordinary platform for British ingenuity and creativity in science and the arts. From Atoms to Patterns tells the story of the Festival Pattern Group, a unique collaboration between scientists and manufacturers.
Conceived by Dr Helen Megaw, a leading Cambridge crystallographer, and spearheaded by the Council of Industrial Design, the Festival Pattern Group used diagrams of atomic structures for patterns on everyday products. The result was a weird and wonderful collection of furnishings and accessories decorated with scientifically accurate crystal structure designs.
Featuring numerous unpublished images and drawing on extensive new research, From Atoms to Patterns provides a definitive account of the Festival Pattern Group and explores the science behind the designs.

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Lesley Jackson is author of the acclaimed "Contemporary: Architecture & Interiors of the 1950's" & "The Sixties: Decade of Design Revolution".

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