new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Fleet Building: Radio Communications and Television | by World of Good
Back to group

Fleet Building: Radio Communications and Television

The Fleet Building was London’s largest telephone exchange. The nine bays on its frontage onto Farringdon Street feature ceramic tile murals by Dorothy Annan. Commissioned by the General Post Office in 1960, each panel is made of 40 tiles. English Heritage: 'Annan was a prominent member of the AIA, a left-of-centre political organisation which embraced all styles of art both modernist and traditional, and promoted wider access to art through travelling exhibitions and public mural paintings; other members included Ben Nicholson, Frank Auerbach and Eric Ravilious.'


9 faves
Taken on March 18, 2012