Thursday, 28 June 2012

outlines of grandeur

Laurence Whistler was invited to design for Wedgwood in 1955, but only two of his designs were adopted for production. This series, called 'Outlines of Grandeur', was one of the two. The series illustrates British architecture through six periods of history. Each design shows Whistler's background as a glass engraver and uses line effects to create strikingly different designs. This plate features Britain's most famous prehistoric remains, the Stonehenge megalith in Wiltshire. This plate was made in 1955-6. This example has suffered some damage.

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