Reyner Banham

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Reyner Banham

by Bud Jacobs
resin print, circa 1970s
9 1/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (235 mm x 184 mm) image size
Acquired from Bud Jacobs, 1997
Photographs Collection
NPG x87185

Sitterback to top

  • Reyner Banham (1922-1988), Architectural critic and historian. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Bud Jacobs, Photographer. Artist or producer of 1 portrait.

Events of 1970back to top

Current affairs

Edward 'Ted' Heath wins a surprise victory for the Conservative party at the general election, becoming Prime Minister. Opinion polls had predicted a comfortable Labour victory, but with a failing economy, the Tories snatched a narrow last minute majority.

Art and science

Germaine Greer publishes The Female Eunuch, an influential feminist text arguing that women's sexuality and capacity for action are repressed by the family and their roles in society. Greer suggested that women should get to know their bodies and become empowered by their sexuality. The book was an international best seller.

International

Four aircraft are hijacked by Palestinian terrorists. The planes were landed in Cairo, Jordan and London and the hijackers demanded the release of Political Prisoners in exchange for the hostages. Several prisoners were returned and three of the planes were blown up after most of the hostages were release.
Four students are shot dead by national guardsmen during a protest against the Vietnam War in America.

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