05 Jul '11, 9am

Urban Structures are the New Design at the Festival of Britain

Urban Structures are the New Design at the Festival of Britain

In addition to endless concerts,lectures, music and art there are themed areas called 'lands', which relate to significant themes from 1951. In the Land, the countryside comes to the city. Enclosure is a piece of artwork consisting of three traditionally made dry stone walls and a wooden gate. It is a reminder of the rural and agricultural heritage of the country. The fields and handmade walls that dot the British countryside are changing as encroaching cities and loss of agricultural land threatens their future Photo: B. Alter Each wall was made of stone native to three different parts of Britain and with the techniques of that area. South Wales (Blue Pennant sandstone), the Lake District (Borrowdale volcanic) and Scotland (Whinstone) are each represented. Photo: B. Alter Black Pig Lodge was created by two environmental artists, Ivor and Heather Morison. They created it o...

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