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Glebelands, Area 1, Harlow, Essex, with 'Contrapuntal Forms' by Barbara Hepworth

RIBApix ref no RIBA76058
Architect/DesignerGibberd, Sir Frederick (1908-1984)
Harlow Development Corporation. Architects' Department
Hepworth, Dame Barbara (1903-1975)
Artist/PhotographerWainwright, Herbert Lionel (1902-1976)
CountryUK: England
CityHarlow
Subject Date1954
Image Date1957
ViewExterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBM/PLA/15/X (Wainwright 11664)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Harlow New Town, together with the London orbital developments of Basildon, Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead, was built after World War II to ease overcrowding in London. The masterplan for the town was drawn up by Frederick Gibberd in 1947. Barbara Hepworth's sculpture was originally commissioned for the Festival of Britain.

Subject tags

housing, sculpture, new towns