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Harlow Civic Centre, Essex: the Henry Moore sculpture entitled 'The Family'

RIBA Ref No RIBA10388
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Moore, Henry (1898-1986)
Artist/PhotographerSnoek, Henk (1915-1980)
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1954
Image Date1972
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceS72 1802
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditHenk Snoek / RIBA Collections
SubjectCivic centres ; Sculpture ; New towns
NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. It is notable for being the location of the first pedestrian precinct in Britain.
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