Raymond McGrath – BBC

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  • #704616

    john white
    Participant

    Did Raymond McGrath’s BBC radio interior designs ever achieve reality?

    Thanks

    John

  • #711860

    Paul Clerkin
    Keymaster

    To the best of my knowledge they were built although I’m open to correction on this.

  • #711861

    john white
    Participant

    Yes, that’s the watercolour design I’ve seen.
    It’s the main reason I’m interested in him.
    Though he seems to have been an accomplished
    painter too.

    Collins Barracks have a couple of his pieces of furniture – a chair and coffee table.

    I’ll search about the web and see what I come up with. Perhaps at the BBC site.

    Thanks Paul

    John

  • #711862

    john white
    Participant

    From BBC website:

    BROADCASTING HOUSE OPENS
    The BBC considered sites in Trafalgar Square, the Haymarket and Park Lane. Portland
    Place was chosen when the home of James Watt, the inventor, was demolished. The
    1933 yearbook says there are 800 doors in Broadcasting House – one for every person,
    more than one radiator per person, one clock to 8 persons and 8.125 light bulbs per
    person. This art-deco ‘liner’, opened by John Reith is now a listed building.

  • #711863

    snag
    Participant

    The department of PDP (Prints Drawings and Photographs) in the V&A in London have a good colection of Raymond McGrath perespectives (mainly watercolour) etcetera. Their print room is open to the public at certain times: just go in and order up whatever you want to see.

  • #711864

    john white
    Participant

    Thanks Snag. I’ve found a good book on him in the Ilac center library actually.

    John

  • #711865

    Anonymous
    Participant

    There is a fair bit in print on Raymond Mc Grath.
    A starting point might be
    “God’s Architect” by Donal O’Donovan (his son in law)published 1995 ISBN 0948018305

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