Monday, April 08, 2013

Art Deco BBC in 1933

The BBC's Year Book from 1933 has provided a few moments' diversion this afternoon. The stunning image above appears to be an advert for the company that provides the cable for the BBC Empire Short Wave Station but it isn't the only Art Deco in the book. The BBC, it seems was dripping with it at the time. The map below is from the front Endpapers and then the rather poor quality photos below show a number of recording studios and the "Artists Lounge". What I found most fascinating was the way that designers must have felt it was important the studio look the part even though it would never be seen. Hence the Morning Service Studio was, in fact, a chapel. There was also a Library Studio for "From the Library". 

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