Table of contents for "The autobiography of a nation" : the 1951 Festival of Britain / Becky E. Conekin.


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   List of illustrations                                            viii
   Acknowledgements                                               x


I INTRODUCING THE FESTIVAL

 1 The background: history and historiography                     2

 2 The Festival's people and purposes                                26


II TIME

 3 The Festival's representations of the future                      46

 4 The Festival's representations of the past                        80


III PLACE

 5 London-based representations of the metropole and 'the regions'  116

 6 The role of 'the local' in the Festival                          153

 7 The place that was almost absent: the British Empire         183

 8 The place of escape and edification: the Battersea Pleasure Gardens 203


IV CONCLUSION

 9 Conclusion: the Festival and its legacy                          226


   Appendices                                                       235
   Select bibliography                                             239
   Index                                                           256





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Festival of Britain (1951) History, Great Britain Civilization 1945- Exhibitions History, Exhibitions Great Britain History 20th century, Arts, British 20th century Exhibitions History, Festivals Great Britain History 20th century