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An original pastel drawing on green paper of the general layout of the British Gurana section of the Commonwealth Institute by James Gardner. Taken from the James Gardner Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

James Gardner

A colour transparency showing a view of a section of the interior from the National Museum of Natural Science in Taiwan (1986-1988), designed by James Gardner. Taken from the James Gardner Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘View of a section of the interior’. National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan (1986-1988). Catalogue number: LJG-3-22-4-8.

James Gardner (1907-1995) was one of Britain’s most imaginative post-war designers.   Best known for his exhibition work, he applied his skills in a variety of contexts; from illustration to ship design. The archive comprises works on paper that describe individual design projects together with business correspondence and private papers. Original plans and drawings relate to major overseas exhibition projects, among them, the World’s Fair, Brussels (1958) and the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles (1993).

A button to press to browse this archive on the Archives Hub

A black and white photograph of the Far Tottering & Oyster Creek Railway booking office and station buffet from the Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens (1951). Designed by Rowland Emett. Architect: Harrison & Seel. Taken from the James Gardner Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘Far Tottering & Oyster Creek Railway – Booking Office and station Buffet’. Festival of Britain Pleasure Gardens (1951). Designer: Rowland Emett. Architect: Harrison & Seel. Catalogue number: LJG-2-6-1-39.

An original pastel drawing on paper showing the Central Feature of the Australia Section at the Commonwealth Institute in London (1957-1973), drawn by James Gardner. Taken from the James Gardner Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘Central Feature, Australia Section’. Commonwealth Institute, London (1957-1973). Catalogue number: LJG-3-3-2-39.

A sketch depicting a cow entitled Daisy the Mechanical Cow from the S.E.A.R.C.H. Scientific Exhibition held at the Geological Museum in London, 1972, drawn by James Gardner. Taken from the James Gardner Archive housed at the University of Brighton Design Archives.

‘Daisy the Mechanical Cow’. S.E.A.R.C.H. Scientific Exhibition, Geological Museum, London (1972). Catalogue number: LJG-2-30-2-6.

 

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Sirpa Kutilainen • January 1, 1998


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