Bisht, P (2017) Back to The Drawing Board (2017, Documentary Film). [Video]

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An intimate portrait of two of post-war Britain’s most prolific designers, Pat Albeck & Peter Rice. The film provides a precious glimpse of lives lived together in a household defined by the rhythms of drawing and design. Pat and Peter, now in their late eighties, reflect on careers spanning six decades, adapting to the realisation of being ‘old designers’, and the joy they continue to experience in their work. The film documents the disruption of this partnership by Peter’s sudden passing away and how Pat finds the means of grieving, remembering and recovering in her creative work. Pat Albeck is one of the leading designers in modern Britain, having worked in the textile, pottery and paper industries and for John Lewis and the National Trust. Peter Rice was one of the pre-eminent stage and costume designers in modern British opera and theatre. Available online:

Item Type: Video
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing, creativity, British design, Pat Albeck, Peter Rice, memory, grieving, documentary film, art
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Contributors: Bisht, P (Director)
Bisht, P (Producer)
Bisht, P (Editor)
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 10:31
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 10:36

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