Monitor Poster

(1958– )

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27 Apr. 1958
Brussels Exhibition
The effect of great exhibitions on everyday life and design in the house, including still photos of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Excerpts from "Brief City," a 1952 documentary about The Festival of Britain, held in 1951, are shown. A study of French expressionist Bernard Buffet at work is seen as well.
 
29 Mar. 1959
Gordon Jacob
A portrait of the English composer Gordon Jacob, shown at home and at work and interspersed with visualizations of his music.
 
7 Jun. 1959
Fritz Kortner/The Guitar Craze
A tour of how Britons are enthusiastically taking up the guitar in all sorts of ways.
 
27 Sep. 1959
Variations on a Mechanical Theme
An illustration of various mechanical instruments, from the musical-box to 1950s electronica.
 
25 Oct. 1959
Scottish Painters
The Scottish painters Robert MacBryde (1913-1966) and Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962) at work in their Suffolk studio.
 
28 Feb. 1960
Journey Into a Lost World/Mary McCarthy
John Betjeman explores the history of London's great public exhibition venues, from the Crystal Palace to White City and the Festival of Britain.