华威回眸 - 1979-1981

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A snapshot of 1979

In this year at Warwick:

超过83,000人到访华威艺术中心,比上一年增加了33%。

John Piper became well known as a painter of architecture, romanticised to suggest its place in history. This interest perhaps stemmed from a commission in 1940 from the Recording Britain scheme that employed 97 artists to depict 1,549 heritage sites that might not survive the war or subsequent developments.

He accepted numerous commissions and this print is one of a series of eight entitled Victorian Dream Palaces. Ettington Park, near Stratford-on-Avon, was the home of the Shirley family. The present house was rebuilt on foundations of Saxon origin in 1862 to designs by John Shirley.


And in the world:

  • Margaret Thatcher 成为英国首位女首相。

  • 索尼公司Walkman问世。

A snapshot of 1980

In this year at Warwick:

WMG正式成立。


Peter Sedgley studied architecture before moving on to painting in the 1960s. Much of his work examines optical effects and was influenced by artists such as Victor Vasarely and Bridget Riley.

In this print, each stripe is made of two or three colours which set up an optical dazzle. The artist would have had to make a separate screen for each colour and the resulting print demonstrates a very precise way of working since the colours join each other faultlessly.


And in the world:

  • John Lennon遭遇枪击。

  • Pac-man吃豆人游戏问世。

A snapshot of 1981

In this year at Warwick:

- 国际办公室成立。

- The Warwick Institute for Employment Research成立。

- Kumar Bhattacharyya教授被任命为工程学院制造系统教授。

- Simon Mayo (History and Politics, BBC radio presenter) & Frank Skinner (English Literature, English writer, comedian, TV and radio presenter and actor)从华威大学毕业。


Fay Godwin achieved recognition as one of the outstanding photographers of her generation and a supreme exponent of studies of the British landscape.

Her images are never sentimental and she was acutely aware of the way the natural environment has been changed through the occupation and intervention of past and present generations.

Her books often involved collaboration with eminent literary figures, including John Fowles, Ted Hughes and Alan Sillitoe. The most influential of her books was Land (1985), a compilation of work carried out over a ten year period which sealed her reputation as an artist with both critics and the public.


And in the world:

- Charles王子和Diana王妃在圣保罗大教堂举行了婚礼。

- MTV正式播出。

- AIDS被发现。


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