WorldCat Identities

Banham, Mary

Works: 5 works in 37 publications in 2 languages and 3,269 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: NK1390, 745.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Banham
A critic writes : essays by Reyner Banham by Reyner Banham( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rayner Banham's interests ranged from architecture and the culture of pop art to urban and industrial design. This selection of essays includes discussions of Italian Futurism, Adolf Loos, Paul Scheerbart, and the Bauhaus, as well as the contemporary architecture of Gehry, Stirling and Foster
A tonic to the nation : the Festival of Britain 1951( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Festival of Britain : a land and its people by Harriet Atkinson( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Festival of Britain in 1951 transformed the way people saw their war-ravaged nation. Giving Britons an intimate experience of contemporary design and modern building, it helped them accept a landscape under reconstruction, and brought hope of a better world to come. Drawing on previously unseen sketches and plans, photographs and interviews, The Festival of Britain: A Land and Its People travels beyond the Festival's spectacular centrepiece at London's South Bank, to show how the Festival made the whole country an exhibition ground with events to which hundreds of the country's greatest architects, artists and designers contributed. It explores exhibitions in Poplar, Battersea and South Kensington in London; Belfast, Glasgow and Wales; a touring show carried on four lorries and another aboard an ex-aircraft carrier. It reveals how all these exhibitions and also plays, poetry, art and films commissioned for the Festival had a single focus: to unite 'the land and people of Britain'
The Banham lectures : essays on designing the future by Reyner Banham( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Norwegian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rayner Banham is one of the greatest influences on Design and Architecture today. His work anticipated many of our contemporary preoccupations, integrating the study of pop art, industrial design and material culture for the first time. His interests strayed across an extraordinary range of subjects - from automobile styling to mobile homes and from science fiction films to our passion for gadgets - and his brilliant analyses remain landmarks in cultural and design criticism." "The Banham Lectures brings together leading critics who continue to be inspired by Banham s revolutionary work. Each presents their own analysis of a key issue in design, architecture or art. These essays explore topics as diverse as clothes and carpets, photography, the history of bedrooms, 'Flash Gordon' and the car, postcards and popular art, how cities grow, the architecture of museums, Marcel Duchamp, dematerialisation, and the future of design. Just as Banham sought to overturn the views of previous generations, these critics aim to rethink the objects and buildings we use today."--Jacket
Ideal section through a typical Georgian square, by Mary Banham by Mary Banham( Visual )

1 edition published in 1971 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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A critic writes : essays by Reyner Banham
The Banham lectures : essays on designing the future