Art Deco London : The Old Arsenal Stadium Illustrated Art Printby Eye for London Prints
The Old Arsenal Stadium, an Art Deco landmark. Illustrated Art Print.
London has some of the most striking pieces of Art Deco architecture. And the magnificent Art Deco Facade of the East Stand is one. I first came across this beautiful structure, just by chance while biking to Finsbury Park.
The East Stand, containing the famous Marble Halls, is a Grade II listed building. Built in 1936 to compliment the Victorian houses in the surrounding area, it was constructed in the Art Deco style of architecture which was popular between the wars.
The Highbury project was ambitious in its scale and reach, the first stand completed being the West Stand, designed by Claude Waterlow Ferrier and William Binnie in the Art Deco style which opened in 1932. On 5 November the same year the local Tube station was renamed from Gillespie Road to Arsenal.
Leitch's main stand was demolished to make way for a new East Stand, matching the West, in 1936. The West Stand cost £45,000 while the East Stand went far over budget and ended up costing £130,000, mainly thanks to the expense of the facade. The North Bank terrace was given a roof and the southern terrace had a clock fitted to its front, giving it the name the Clock End.
Fine art Giclee Prints on Xpression smooth 300gsm thick paper available. (I love this, as the archival inks enhance the colours, on light texture) (see last photo for giclee texture ref)
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