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Homes and Gardens Pavilion, Festival of Britain, South Bank, London: the entrance with the plaster sculpture, 'The Sisters', by J. Matthews

RIBA Ref No RIBA19371
Architect/DesignerClarke-Hall, Denis Lucien (1910-2006)
Katz, Bronek (1912-1960)
Matthews, John
R T James & Partners
Vaughan, Reginald (1906-)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1951
Image Date1951
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP829/77
OrientationSquare
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectHard landscaping ; Paving ; Exhibition buildings ; Sculpture ; Exhibitions ; Shadows ; Landscape ; Exhibitions
NOTES: Katz & Vaughan designed the Homes and Gardens Pavilion and D. L. Clarke-Hall was responsible for the interiors.
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