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Festival of Britain

Festival of Britain

Part of

People

  • Victor Prus (creator)
  • Victor Prus (archive creator)

Title

Festival of Britain

Dates of creation

1949-1951

Level of archival description

File 8

Extent and Medium

  • 15 drawings
  • 23 photographs
  • 2 textual records
  • 3 panels

Scope and Content

File documents Victor Prus's work for the Festival of Britain, in England, such as his work for the design display of the Physical Work Exhibition, the H.M.S Campania, and the Shipbuilding Section, Sea and Ships Pavilion. Material in the file was produced between 1949 and 1951.

The file contains conceptual, design development and presentation drawings, collages, textual records, panels and photographs.

Reference Number

AP163.S1.SS1.D8

Location

London Greater London England United Kingdom

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265316
    • Title: A perspective drawing for the sign for the South Bank Exhibition
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a perspective drawing for the sign for the South Bank Exhibition, in London, and a plan of the exhibits installed in the hangar deck of HMS Campania.

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Gouache (paint), black ink and coloured pencil on paper; graphite and coloured pencil on diazotype with blue ink inscriptions

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28.5 × 38.8 cm sheet (largest): 74.6 × 102 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265592
    • Title: Site plan of South Bank Exhibition in London, England
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Site plan.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 printed sheet(s)

    Technique and media:

    Printed sheet

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 30.7 × 48 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265593
    • Title: Photographs of the HMS Campania model for the Festival of Britain, in London.
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photographs

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 35.6 × 41.7 cm sheet (largest): 42.2 × 53.3 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265594
    • Title: Plan of the Dome of Discovery at the South Bank Exhibition of the Festival of Britain, in London, England
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Plan.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawing (proposal)

    Technique and media:

    Negative photostat print

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 39.9 × 28.9 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265595
    • Title: Perspectives of the South Bank Exhibition site for the Festival of Britain, in London, England
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Black felt-tip pen on tracing paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 41.7 × 52.5 cm sheet (largest): 44.6 × 60 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265596
    • Title: Perspectives for the Festival of Britain
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 panel(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Charcoal stick and watercolour on cardboard; black ink and white paint on yellow paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 52.2 × 63.7 cm sheet (largest): 50.6 × 76.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266120
    • Title: Talk on planning and architecture for the South Bank Exhibition
    • Form: books
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Text of a talk given by Victor Prus, in 1952, about the planning and architecture of the South Bank Exhibition (1951, London, England).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 book(s)

    Technique and media:

    Bound volume of typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    book: 29.2 × 22.2 cm

    Physical Description:

    - 28 leaves. - Spiral bound.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents is in English.

    Related units of description:

    • - Unbound copies of this document are catalogued as ARCH268005.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH266137
    • Title: Study for the South Bank Exhibition in London, England
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Sketch for the Physical World Exhibition at the South Bank Exhibition (1951, London, England).

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • conceptual drawing

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 36.9 × 33.9 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266207
    • Title: Views of the model of the HMS Campania
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    7 photomechanical print(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photomechanical print on cardboard; photomechanical print mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    panel (smallest): 20.7 × 49.7 cm panel (largest): 33.7 × 45 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268063
    • Title: Collages of photographs of exhibitions or exhibition sites while under construction
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of collages of photographs of exhibitions or exhibition sites while under construction, exhibition design skeches and plans for the Festival of Britain. The plans include a plan for the HMS Campania and a plan of the shipbuilding exhibition display.

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Coloured pencil on paper; collage (photographs, coloured pencil on paper and paint on paper mounted on cardboard); reprographic copies; diazotype

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 56.7 × 62 cm sheet (largest): 24.3 × 36.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - The photographs who fell of the collage are catalogued as ARCH268064.

    Folder Number:

    163-25-09 M

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268064
    • Title: Photographs of exhibits and photographs of the perspective drawings by Victor Prus
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of photographs of exhibits and photographs of the perspective drawings by Victor Prus for the design of Festival of Britain exhibitions.

    Quantity / Object type:

    8 photograph(s)

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest; irreg.): 3 × 7 cm sheet (largest): 11 × 18 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - These photographs where originally part of collages catalogued as ARCH268063.
    • - The original perspectives drawings for the exhibition design are catalogued as ARCH265596.
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