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Brook, R., 2018.

Cwmbran (From the Archives)

Output Type:Book
Publisher:The Modernist Society, Manchester

One of a series of six photobooks. These photobooks have been curated from slides contained within Manchester Metropolitan University's Special Collections. They are housed in the Visual Resources Centre that was created from a number of distinct image collections, the largest of which was the Manchester School of Art's former slide library. Begun in the mid-1960s and built up in direct response to the visual needs of lecturers and students in the pre-digital art school, the collection comprises over 275,000 analogue slides including large sections on architecture and urban planning. The series asks what the everyday has to reveal about the society that produced both the space and the record of the space. These photographs offer a view of normality that has at its heart politics, a social agenda and a spatial ideology enshrined in lived experience.