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Finding Aid for the Geoffrey Holroyd collection regarding the 1956 exhibition, "This is Tomorrow" 0000338
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Description
The Holroyd collection contains materials from the 1956 exhibition "This is Tomorrow," and items collected subsequently. Holroyd created additional collages for the original display panels, and some of the original elements have been lost between the time of the exhibition in London at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, and the Holroyd's gift of the panels in 2014.
Background
Geoffrey Holroyd was a modern British architect. He studied architecture at Sheffield University and after receiving his license in 1948, travelled to the United States with his wife, June Whitham, also an architect, to study at Harvard. He worked on the design of Lever House in New York when he was part of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Chicago office, but shortly after, moved back to London where he worked through the 1950s. In the 1960s he and June moved to California, partly because of his fascination with Charles and Ray Eames's philosophy of design. In Santa Barbara, he and his wife June Holroyd designed and built with their sons several Mediterranean style houses. Geoffrey Holroyd died at the age of 92 in 2016, in Santa Barbara.
Extent
6.0 Items (2 display panels, loose material for panels, 2 publications)
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers.