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Catch up: Photography & Postwar Reconstruction in Coventry





This is a recording of the event that took place on Thursday 27th May 2021 

Photography & Postwar Reconstruction in Coventry. Presented by Dr Tom Allbeson.

Tom Allbeson will discuss how photographic images shaped debate about the rebuilding of Coventry following the destruction of the Second World War. Considering ruin imagery, photojournalism, aerial views and architectural photography, he will talk about ways in which visual culture was both central to promoting planning debates before the war and influential in shaping the meaning of rebuilding in the post-war years.

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Image: Basil Spence shows the Queen a model of the proposed Coventry Cathedral. Photograph: from John Bull, 14 December 1957.

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