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The three articles below contain images that are held by the Design Council Archive at the University of Brighton. They constitute the main texts and source material for this module.
Anthony Adams, 'Thought for food', Design, no.90, June 1956, pp.20-23.
Kenneth and Kate Baynes, 'Eating out can be fun', Design, February 1966, pp.29-37.
Paul Reilly, and Helen Low, 'London coffee bars', Architecture and Building, March 1955, pp.83-95.

The following deal with certain areas in more detail but are only designed as a beginning for your research. There are many more articles out there for you to find and these articles should help you locate them. The aim is to get you looking for sources that aren't mentioned within this website/module.
Dora Billington, 'The younger English potters', Studio, vol.145, 1953, pp.78-85.
Dora Billington, 'The new look in British pottery', Studio, vol.149, 1955, pp.18-21.
Darron Dean, 'William Newland, Margaret Hine and Nicholas Vergette, 1949-54: The Emergence of the Individual Studio Potter in Post-War Britain', Studio Pottery, no.12, December/January 1994-95, pp.31-38.
Tanya Harrod, 'The forgotten fifties', Crafts, no.98, 1989, pp.30-33.
Dr Jeffrey Jones, 'In search of the Picassoettes', Interpreting Ceramics, e-journal, September 2000

Edward and Jean Bramah, Coffee Makers, 300 years of art and design, Quiller Press, 1989
Tanya Harrod, The Crafts in Britain in the 20th century, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1999
Bevis Hillier, (ed.), A tonic to the nation. The festival of Britain 1951, Thames and Hudson, London, 1976
Colin MacInnes, Absolute Beginners, Allison & Busby Ltd., London, 1980, [first published 1959]
Malcolm Newell, Mood and atmosphere in restaurants, Barrie and Rockliff, 1965
Paul Thompson, The Voice of the Past (Oral History), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988 [second edition]
Jonathan M. Woodham, The Industrial Designer and the Public, Pembridge, London, 1983

Oral history material:
NEVAC, (National Electronic and Video Archive of the Crafts, University of the West of England, Bristol).
CD 708-711, video recordings of William Newland interviewed by Michael Hughes at Prestwood, Buckinghamshire, 29 September 1994
AC118, 120, 121, 783, audio recordings of William Newland interviewed by Anna Hale, at Prestwood, Buckinghamshire, 26 January 1994
MD 164-171, audio recordings of Kenneth Clark and Anne Wynne-Reeves, interviewed by Mike Hughes, Lewes, Sussex, 8 April 2001

Edmond T. Greville, Beat Girl, British, 1959, (B&W)
Val Guest, Expresso Bongo, British, 1960, (B&W)
Don Sharp, The Golden Disc, British, 1958, (B&W)
(All three movies are available on video at the University of the West of England Audio-Visual Library, Bristol. They should be available in most University film libraries).

Aberystwyth Arts Centre. William Newland : it's all there in front of you : ceramic work from 1947 to the present, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 1996
Arts Council, Picasso in Provence, Arts Council, 1950
G. Russell, British Artist Craftsmen: an exhibition of contemporary work, circulated by the Smithsonian Institute, 1959-60.

An excellent website called 'Classic Cafes' with good links to other sites and bibliographical references. Includes some old photographs but is essentially interested in existing 1950s and 1960s cafes in London. .
An oral history technique site from Indiana State University, USA. Gives an insight into one person's approach to interviewing.

Other source:
The following advert in the trade journal Caterer and Hotelkeeper, (September 26th 1953, p.2-3), advertised the Gaggia LUX coffee machine and included a photograph:
WARNING - Messrs. SOCIETA' BREVETTI GAGGIA of MILAN wish to inform all clients that their 'Natural Cream Coffee Machine' is fully protected by patent and is the only original machine invented by Gaggia. Will all clients kindly note that, although other machines may also be externally attractive, they do not include the extremely important feature of the 'Gaggia Piston' producing natural cream coffee. The Gaggia Coffee Machine in fact does not operate with a simple pump but with a special patented piston manufactured entirely of metal; therefore the water does not come in to contact with washers of any sort, the taste and flavour of the coffee remaining absolutely immaculate. WHEN CHOOSING A MACHINE BEWARE THEREFORE OF ALL IMITATIONS AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU BUY A 'GAGGIA' FROM:
Riservato Partners Ltd.
Gaggia House
10 Dean Street, London W1
Sole agents for UK and British Empire.