Telephone Kiosk NO.2 - The museum of London

January 21, 2014  |  By  | 

Object Analysis: Production 1) The kiosk's build is a four-side rectangular box, the four side sections are made of casted iron that has been bolted together. It stands on a concrete base It has six rows of glass panel on three sides of the box with an illuminated sign on the top of the door. The door is made of teak and has a metal cup handle. The tudor crown on the sides of the domed roof is actually pierced for ventalation holes. 2) The first kiosk was made in 1926 3) it was made in Kensington and Holborn which are both in central London 4) Kiosk NO.2 was designed by a architecture called Giles Gilbert Scott 5) It was designed for the general post office, as they ran a competition for a new telephone box design and Scott was the winning designer. However the post office changed his orginal colour scheme of green and silver, changing it to red to represent their office. 6) Scott was an english architect, who was born in 1880 and raised in hampstead. He later went to study at beaumont college, after being rasied by a family of architects he followed in their footsteps and went on to work with big monumental buildings in england, such as the liverpoolian cathedral, waterloo bridge and of course the kiosk. The general post office was established in 1660 by charles the second, which grew to combine our state postal systems and the telecommunications carrier together. The post office is now worldwide in Britain, and you can find a large or smaller office in every town or borrough. The social identity of the telephone box itself is a typical representation of a british object, it is something that people associate with our nation. It has gone on to feature in Dr.Who as its tardis and has even been a iconic image to have on the front of many muscians albums from the beatles to one direction. The kiosk had also been a key prop in the film 'phone booth' and is the main asset to the film.

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